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by Arctic
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hey Now
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Hey Now

Well, work and life with 2 kids has made this a slow go. But it looks like I will have the afternoon to sort out all my tools and supplies, after that the work can begin.
by Arctic
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Thanks Glen
Replies: 10
Views: 7552

Re: Thanks Glen

Glen's advice was critical to the success of my builds. Thank so much for sharing your experience and knowledge. Hope to see you around the forum.

Arctic
by Arctic
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Hiawatha
Replies: 89
Views: 113119

Re: 15' 0" Hiawatha

All the links to my build photos were locked. I have unlocked them and they are available via the links in my posts throughout this topic.

http://s21.photobucket.com/user/arctic9 ... t=3&page=1
by Arctic
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hey Now
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Hey Now

Well after digging around the bookshelves here in the shop I managed top find about half a dozen books on Small woodcraft building, including a very well used copy of Canoecraft. Found a lot of old handwritten notes I made scattered throughout. I began clearing out space, just to start, moved out a ...
by Arctic
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hey Now
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Hey Now

That's great. Thanks so much Glen :tu
by Arctic
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hey Now
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Hey Now

Ok gotta learn the photo posting bit again. So here it is in the shop from a few months ago. Shop is pretty crowded now with other projects (Pinball machines is what I have been into the last while) so once things are cleared out should be ready to go. There is a very long and emotional story behind...
by Arctic
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hey Now
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Hey Now

Hi Bear Mountain, It has been some time since I have been here. Thought I would see what is going on. I have seen that there seems to be more of an interest in building these days, Ron Swanson and all. I have completed 2 Bear Mountain Cedar Strips, a Kayak and restored an antique Adirondack guideboa...
by Arctic
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 16' 0" Canadien
Replies: 37
Views: 41578

My recently completed Canadien

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/ ... as%20Boot/

Mark
by Arctic
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Had a Bad Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Thanks for the comments and opinions. All are appreciated. While the glass job did not go as well as planned (on the inside) I have managed to finish the boat. She is strong and looks alright- however I know where every flaw is. I suppose nothing can ever be "perfect". Weather permitting I will take...
by Arctic
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Had a Bad Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Who needs glass on the inside anyway. Well a portion covering the "football" is glassed with 8 oz cloth- the rest is just epoxy- she is pretty solid- best of all I didn't have to go through the big "inside job" now. :shocked Yeah I know some out there are wondering what the hell I am thinking, not f...
by Arctic
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Had a Bad Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Had a Bad Day

Have you guys ever had a day where things just go wrong. Like you end up with a pile of fibreglass and epoxy crumpled up on the shop floor. Where you were glassing the inside and the cloth moved around so much, and it got worse and worse as you worked it, that things were just not going well. Ever h...
by Arctic
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Build - 16' Prospector
Replies: 15
Views: 4084

Just a quick update. Been busy pilling staples and fairing. All going smoothly. Will be getting epoxy and supplies tomorrow. I won't give myself a deadline, but I would like to have this on the water by May. We shall see. 8 weeks into it as of today. Mark "There is nothing- absolutely nothing- half ...
by Arctic
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Build - 16' Prospector
Replies: 15
Views: 4084

Today I rough cut my shear lines using a dremel saw. Marked the line out in red crayons. A bit of planing and sanding will get those ship shape. Pulled about 2/3 rds of the staples- my hand is sore now. Did a bit of fairing with a rabbit plane and spokeshave. Once the fairing is done, sanding will b...
by Arctic
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Build - 16' Prospector
Replies: 15
Views: 4084

A couple of photo's uploaded from today. The Bottom is about done, a few gaps to fill in still. I I will finish planking and then cut the shear line next.
Later on I will fair the boat with a spokeshave and plane, followed by a good sanding. Then the messy part.

Mark
by Arctic
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Build - 16' Prospector
Replies: 15
Views: 4084

One month today since I started this project. Placed some recent pictures in the gallery.

Mark