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by DrPepper
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sourcing Cedar
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Re: Sourcing Cedar

by DrPepper
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Design Waterline
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

Re: Design Waterline

Displacement for the Freedom 17 is listed at 420 lbs at a draft of 4.25". WL16 from the table of offsets is 4.25" above the bottom (1-08-0+ - 16 + 0.25)
by DrPepper
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: double paddle for solo canoe?
Replies: 11
Views: 9438

Re: double paddle for solo canoe?

A turks head knot tied around the shaft is a more "traditional" drip ring. It will fit any size shaft. For an even simpler drip ring just tie a a loop of rope (1/4" ish) around shaft. Leave a little extra pig tail of rope that will hang down towards the water. Water will drain down the shaft, hit th...
by DrPepper
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoecraft Offset Revisions
Replies: 2
Views: 14027

Re: Canoecraft Offset Revisions

Thanks, Just what I needed.
by DrPepper
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoecraft Offset Revisions
Replies: 2
Views: 14027

Canoecraft Offset Revisions

After many years, I am finally ready to start on a Freedom 17. I seem to remember there being some revisions to the Freedom 17 offsets in Canoecraft. The link on the new Bear Mountain Boats website is broken. Does anyone have a copy of the revisions?
by DrPepper
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: About to start ripping strips...
Replies: 8
Views: 2555

Thanks. I guess it helps if I read the whole article not just the section on cutting the bead. The previous section nicely describes "climb cutting".
by DrPepper
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: About to start ripping strips...
Replies: 8
Views: 2555

John,
Nice article. Is Figure 8-2 inverted? :thinking The feather boards show a left to right feed. On my router table I always feed right to left. Am I missing something?

Hopefully my bits will arive by this weekend so I can play.

Thanks,
Craig
by DrPepper
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Using Board Buddies
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

I am confused, why can't you use a push stick with a board buddy? I just use a scrap piece of wood that is thinner than the stock you are ripping. It slides right under the board buddy. If you want to go all out put a handle on it.
by DrPepper
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Talking paddels
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Titebond III is overkill for a paddle unless you plan on storing the paddle in the water. A few years ago I saw a paddle making demonstration by Brad Gillespie and I am fairly certain he used Titebond II. The only reason for using Titebond III would be to enhance the glue lines with a darker color. ...
by DrPepper
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Kayak Paddle Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 8517

The twist is definately an interesting approach. If the ash still doesn't twist you could plane it down to two 1/8" pieces. Rounding the shaft with a twist is going to take some skill. You won't be able to just take a big jack plane and knock off the corners. You will have to use a spoke shave and t...
by DrPepper
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stained pine strips? Or a souce of cedar in NY state?
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Most of the builders I have talked with in the Rochester area get their cedar from Pittsford Lumber.
http://www.northfieldcommon.com/pittsford%20lumber.htm