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by KenC
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: cutting strip blade type
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

I also use a Freud Diablo 7 1/4" diameter blade, but not the same one Glen mentioned. Mine is gold colored, and I think the model is DO724. It is very thin - less than 1/16" - and cost about $8 Cdn. It works great. I just cut some 3/16" strips off the edge of a 6/4 maple plank last week for a lamina...
by KenC
Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Workbench
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

An empty garage? What's that? :D Sounds like a blank canvas to me. I don't recall a bench described in Kayakcraft, but there are dozens of plans for workbenches around on the net, from very simple, to fine furniture. Do a google search for "workbench plans" and you'll see what I mean. There have bee...
by KenC
Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanding in between Epoxy and Varnish - shiny spots.
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

OK, I'll have a go at it, although I've only one boat under my belt, and the varnish hasn't been on very long. When you apply filler coats, the weave pattern of the glass can telegraph upward with each coat, so even though it might look like you're about to cut into the glass during sanding, it ain'...
by KenC
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Industrial Formulators Epoxy
Replies: 37
Views: 17335

Steve in Kazoo;

Noah's Marine carries some IF products. Not sure if they carry all of it. They sell on both sides of the border.

(BTW - where is Kazoo)
by KenC
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Form Making
Replies: 21
Views: 8359

I also used a table-saw sanding disk, as Steve suggested. It works great, not only for finishing the edges of forms, but also for making accurate, repeatable bevels when scarphing strips (with a piece of scrap clamped down for a guide, of course). Takes about 5 seconds per strip.
by KenC
Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Logos & Images
Replies: 15
Views: 8072

I've used the tissue paper technique for black-only images, and it works pretty well, but I've heard that colors will fade more quickly in the sun. Erich - have you experienced this?
by KenC
Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seal hull with epoxy before fiberglass?
Replies: 6
Views: 3102

Don't assume that a seal-coat will prevent offgassing during glass application. It ain't necessarily so. If you do choose to do a seal coat, and you are working in uncontrolled temperatures (ie. an unheated garage), you should still wait until late afternoon or evening, when temperatures are droppin...
by KenC
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: suppliers of finished planks in southern ontario?
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Ontario Strip Suppliers

Hi Mike;
Try Classic Boat Kits - Dunrobin, ON -
Noah's Marine - Toronto -
by KenC
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavour cockpit and hatches
Replies: 2
Views: 3129

Endeavour cockpit & hatches

Hi Derek; My first kayak (and only one so far, but that will soon change) is an Endeavor. As GC said, the shapes and dimensions of the cockpit and hatches are entirely up to you. My cockpit is an egg-shape about 17” wide at its widest point, and about 31” long. I’m 6’5”, and the cockpit is recessed,...