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by Erik, Belgium
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Inlays
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

by Erik, Belgium
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Freedom 15 (modified to 16) build / 1st paddle /
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

seat

hi Steve,
looks great, very nice colorscheme.
One question: The seats are marvellously shaped. Did you make those seats yourself ?
thanks,
/Erik, Belgium
by Erik, Belgium
Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Year 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 18501

happy newyear in 2008 I haven't been posting either, very busy as single parent with the kids and all things in and around the house. Still building but at a slower pace (2007: SOF and several paddels). My heart is here at this forum, where I learned and passed on the skills of stripbuilding in prev...
by Erik, Belgium
Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Pine or not to Pine??
Replies: 17
Views: 4647

Roscoe, Spruce is cheap , I built a kayak from 19mm x 4,5mm spruce strips. the spruce boards were all shorter hten the kayak itself, which is no problem using butt joints. The weight (14-15kg) is no problem if you rip the strips like this. More info http://www.qajaq.be/DiskoBay.htm http://www.qajaq....
by Erik, Belgium
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: motivation
Replies: 14
Views: 2765

tptbum, I'm afraid I see this a little different. I don't mean to be offensive here, but I 'll give it a try. For me, there is a difference between "working on the canoe as a hobby" and "haven't done anything on the canoe for 2 years". If you really want to start working on it again, you 'll have to...
by Erik, Belgium
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Talking paddels
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Talking paddels

My question, has anyone used Titebond III for glueing wood for paddles ? What are you feelings about TB III ? Made 2 more canoe paddles for WW, may seem odd shaped, but I got the idea of a short wide blade after seeing a Gillespie Paddle. http://www.qajaq.be/P6090197_lg.jpg http://www.qajaq.be/P6090...
by Erik, Belgium
Tue May 22, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Alternate joint for splicing gunnels?
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

hi Roger, I have no experience with other thechniques then butt joints (strips in the hull) or scarf joints (gunwales, keelson ...). If you 're able to position the scarf so that the woodgrains match, I don't think anyone will notice there is a joint. For me, it doesn't matter if one can see the joi...
by Erik, Belgium
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy question
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Bryan, sorry but I don't really agree with you. If the cloth was contaminated with oil/greese, the epoxy will still harden, but won't stick on the cloth in that area. My bet is that a) the mixture wasn't well enough stirred. I always mix epoxy & resin for at least 3 minutes, and always go well on th...
by Erik, Belgium
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Favorite woods
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

I 've used spruce on my latest strip kayak, and to me it's better is more then 1 way: it's very cheap, quite light as well (4,5mm thickness X 19mm stripheight): 15 kg finished. And personally to me: looks nicer then cedar.

More pics on my site under Disko Bay Kayak.

Erik, Belgium.
by Erik, Belgium
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: new launch of a Prospector
Replies: 10
Views: 2889

very nice wood color, nice canoen hope you enjoy paddling it (I bet you will !!)
Erik, Belgium
by Erik, Belgium
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Do I oil the caning on the seats?
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

1) Oil the caning of your seats Yes you should oil the caning of your seats, but oil it on the top side only and leave the bottom side breath. Re-oil the caning every 5 trips or so, to keep water & damp out. 2) Screws to support the gunwales Normally you have mounted the inner gunwales first, using ...
by Erik, Belgium
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Baidarka
Replies: 11
Views: 6189

the best book for this is "Baidarka: The Kayak" by George Dyson (indeed, the one who is selling skinning & lashing material for SOF's). Unfortunately, the book is out of print, try to get a 2nd hand one.

Erik, Belgium.
by Erik, Belgium
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First Time Build Contiunes.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Matt,
looking at the work done on the steambox alone, it looks like you 're into perfection. I 'm looking forward to see the progress on your canoe.
Have fun,
Erik, Belgium.
by Erik, Belgium
Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ringing in the New Year
Replies: 10
Views: 17163

hi All,

Happy 2007 to you all !

I 'm finishing 2 new Norsaq's right now. And I just started figuring out what sizes to saw the wood for my 1st east greenland SOF. Later this year, I hope to start a Black Pearl stripper.

have fun and take care !

Erik, Belgium.
by Erik, Belgium
Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Steaming Wood - How long?
Replies: 7
Views: 4837

The size of the steambox or pipe is an important factor.

some more info about steambending on the web:
http://www.danenbergboatworks.com/steam_bending.htm
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/woodworking/wood-bend/

Erik, Belgium