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by Woodchuck
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Raptor Staples
Replies: 9
Views: 5540

Re: Raptor Staples

Hi Jim...
I would not use any staples. Why put a couple of thousand holes in a beautiful hull? Use
Titebond 3 glue and it will be just fine...
You can check out my site for the Nomad... [url]nomad17.home.comcast.net[url]

CYA, Joe
by Woodchuck
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: southern Ontario source for cherry gunwale stock
Replies: 5
Views: 2510

Re: southern Ontario source for cherry gunwale stock

If you can't find a source in Southern Ontario, Armstrong Mill Works in Highland, MI has tons of it with most in 5/4 and in any length. They are located NW of Detroit or W of Pontiac, MI and deal in Cash or Check only.

Good Luck :wink
by Woodchuck
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: tips on trimming plank ends
Replies: 14
Views: 3752

Re: tips on trimming plank ends

I used a "microplane" available at Woodcraft. It is like a cheese grater, in fact, it was a cheese grater before they went into the woodworking market. The tool is fantastic for the job and I used it everywhere you want to revise the shape of wood. See my website for a photo under "stripping". nomad...
by Woodchuck
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Tips on removing a deep staple
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Re: Tips on removing a deep staple

Don't forget to consider a "super magnet". Some of these are very powerful and after you have soaked the wood to soften it, put the magnet over it. I have done this before so I know it works... Good Luck...
by Woodchuck
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Glenn (Monday is the day)
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Re: Happy Birthday Glenn (Monday is the day)

Woodchuck says yep... me too.... These things just keep coming too fast but I guess it better than no more, eh...
by Woodchuck
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: just wondering
Replies: 14
Views: 5881

Re: just wondering

IMHO, build the first one and then start thinking about the business thing. I think most builders would like to have a business building cedar strip canoes but there is just too much labor involved to ever get paid for it plus a profit. You will learn so much during the first build that you will the...
by Woodchuck
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gunwales
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: Gunwales

Lookin good but for my money, I would have put a radius at each corner of the scuppers. For structural strength, a sharp corner is to be avoided, hence the radius. Ninety degree corners are never recommended for strength, always round, filet, fill, curve, etc. IMHO
:wink :wink :wink
by Woodchuck
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Forms Cut
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Forms Cut

I have a long listing of Canoe names you can have... Send a me an email so I can attach it to a return email, OK...

CYA, Joe
by Woodchuck
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 8
Views: 15045

Re: Off Topic

If anybody else is using Google Chrome as their browser and are experiencing any font problems with this latest website change, if you go under the wrench icon on the right side of the screen and select the "zoom" feature, you can make the browser font any size you want. That corrected my problem an...
by Woodchuck
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 8
Views: 15045

Re: Off Topic

This latest BBS change has the screen display in light blue with the left bar in green. Is this intentional? Also it displays in large fonts. I used Google Chrome as a browser and it has worked fine until this latest change.

Thanks, Joe
by Woodchuck
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Glassing tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!
Replies: 9
Views: 2341

Sad Day...

Congrats, Randy... My day was a disaster... I was 60 F which is the min. temp for working with West System but the epoxy did not flow the same coming out of the pumps or spreading on the glass. I basically worked my tail off and never even got a chance to put on the second coat. I had bubbles rangin...
by Woodchuck
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Glassing tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!
Replies: 9
Views: 2341

Glassing interior...

Me too... Today is supposed to hit 60 and I don't think there will be many more before spring so today it is for my Nomad interior...

Here we go....
by Woodchuck
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Establishing the sheer line on borrowed forms
Replies: 8
Views: 2271

Have you considered the thickness of the strips? Depending on who made the forms or where you got them, they could be up to 1/2" difference for a 1/4" thick strip canoe. Small differneces in these numbers can really change the way a canoe handles. IMHO NOW IS THE TIME TO CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK.....
by Woodchuck
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Who can give me a good advice....?
Replies: 4
Views: 7023

You want stability for yourself and two daughters! I think you need a larger canoe but it depends on your size. I am over 250 # so I selected the 17' Nomad due to load carrying capacity and hull shape. BUT, I am adding a ama or outrigger to my canoe so I can stand while casting etc. and not worry ab...
by Woodchuck
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Football stripping
Replies: 25
Views: 5536

Think of a cross section of the hull being like a "I" beam. You have two flanges (fiberglass) and the web (cedar). Additional width (web) increases strength or load carrying capacity. One side (flange) is in compression and the other side (flange) is in tension. The web is basically a spacer...