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by Danny Turner
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Router bits.
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Router bits.

Hi folks, Right, I want to bead and cove my strips myself. I obviously need the proper router bits. I live in N.Ireland and my local store in Coleraine can`t help me. Is there anyone there from Britain who might be able to point me in the right direction as to where I might find a supplier of the ro...
by Danny Turner
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 3/16" Strips
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: 3/16" Strips

Thanks for your comments. I feel a lot better now.
Danny
by Danny Turner
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 3/16" Strips
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

3/16" Strips

I got my strips for my new Abeneki 16ft ripped a bit too close to the 1/4" mark and by the time I finish planeing they will more than likely be 1/16". Can I expect problems with this.Should I add a second layer of fibreglass to the hull? Suggestions gratefully received from all you folks.http://www....
by Danny Turner
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New canoe
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: New canoe

I like the idea of the basswood.Trouble here is getting my hands on some.My present supplier who happens to be on the opposite coast from me, does`nt have any in stock. For a hardwood it`s a good weight and ferly easy to sand. My search goes on. Thank you folks. I will undoubtably be on the forum ag...
by Danny Turner
Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New canoe
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: New canoe

Thanks for your comments. I do have a router and will have a planer by Thursday. Although the strips have been ripped farely close to the 1/4 in I still think there is sufficient excess to allow me to produce a good finish. Anyone any suggestions for the wood to use for the accent strips? I used map...
by Danny Turner
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New canoe
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

New canoe

Hi everyone. I`m just about to start making my 2nd canoe. It is the same design as my first which I started 6yrs ago. It took me 3yrs to complete for one reason or another. I`ve just had the plank of WRC ripped into strips. These strips are not planed but rough sawn, unlike the strips for my 1st can...
by Danny Turner
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: calling all uk makers looking for wide cloth!
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: calling all uk makers looking for wide cloth!

Hi Alick. Hey, you could maybe help me out.I haven`t posted on the forum for a couple of years or so. I`ve just bought the WRC and ash to build my second Abenaki canoe. I had to get the cloth from Newfound Woodworks. Just I happened to be witm first before getting to know the Bear Mountain site. Any...
by Danny Turner
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished
Replies: 12
Views: 2759

Finished

Hi Dave, Thanks foe your kind remark. Actually I was thinking of building another 2 canoes the same as the one here.I took my canoe on the river a week after thes pics were taken and I got a really great reception from the other canoeists at dock. The hull is made primarilly of WRC, the accent strip...
by Danny Turner
Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Francis Rossi
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Francis Rossi

I would like to take a minute and thank Francis Rossi foe the pics I used on my last postings.
It was he who gave of his time to come and take the pictures.
Thank you Francis
by Danny Turner
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finally Done Huron Cruiser!
Replies: 10
Views: 2747

Well done

Great job. You must be proud. Did you have any difficulty with the cedar breaking at the knots ?
Danny
by Danny Turner
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished
Replies: 12
Views: 2759

finiished

Hi Alick,
Thanks for the tip but I don`t fancy the extra weight of a keel band. And somehow don`t feel that the metal strip adds to the authentic look of a canoe.Sorry it`s just the way I feel about it.Thank you anyway
Danny
by Danny Turner
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished.
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Finished

Thank you KenC,
I was a bit lazy working on this canoe --- not on the next.
Danny
by Danny Turner
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished
Replies: 12
Views: 2759

Finished

Yes Tijos, Ireland is that lush in October. Those pics were taken two weeks ago and today, 29th, Oct, my canoe is covered in snow. We haven`t had this weather for about 30 years.Infact it`s quite rare to see snow here before late December and then only for a day or so.The canoe goes back into the wo...
by Danny Turner
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished
Replies: 12
Views: 2759

Finished

Thanks for the great remarks folks.Karl I got the plans from Newfound Woodworks.The design is called Abenaki and although I followed the plans almost to the letter I did hang the seats instead of setting them on permanently set runners. I followed Canoe Craft as far as possible although I did`nt qui...
by Danny Turner
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished
Replies: 12
Views: 2759

Pics

Thank you for fixing the link Glen and for the comment.I must keep up with all thats happening in the Forum from now on. It should help me get a move on with my next two canoes. My sons want me to have two ready for next spring. They have suggested a canoeing holliday, my grandaughter and her mum co...