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by KenC
Wed May 27, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: cutting scarfs on table saw
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

for what it's worth, I used a 10" sanding disc to "cut" my scarf joints. Worked like a charm. The two surfaces to be joined come away from the disc ready for glueing. Lots of control and much safer... I did the same thing, and was very happy with the result ... each pair of scarf "cuts" took about ...
by KenC
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoe seats - screw or staple
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

Re: another option

sedges wrote:This seat is 22 years old ......
Cool ... can you post a pic of the underside of that seat? ... I've tried to puzzle out the weaving pattern, but it has me stumped.
by KenC
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished.
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Fantastic ... congratulations on the launch.
by KenC
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 14346

Mine hangs in the rafters of an unheated garage. I don't think climate control is necessary, but shelter from the elements (rain, snow, ice, sunlight) is good.
by KenC
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Build in a tent?
Replies: 6
Views: 5225

I have a nice big garage at home, but always thought if I was to start a project at the cottage, I'd build me a small version of one of these .... http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k401/Amos97801/bowshed1.jpg http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k401/Amos97801/Shedinwinter.jpg I think I've read where...
by KenC
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Source for Cedar
Replies: 17
Views: 6250

DaveA wrote:There are a dozen or so boards left if anyone is looking.
How much did they want per b.f.?
by KenC
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bowron Lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 5077

I've done the Bowron circuit, but not in a stripper. Still, I can't imagine that you'd do any damage. I wouldn't hesitate to bring a stripper in there. We went in early June, about a decade ago. I understand it can get quite crowded in July and August, with the camping restricted to designated sites...
by KenC
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Source for Cedar
Replies: 17
Views: 6250

I found both A&M and Exotic Woods very expensive, though I have to agree they both have some wonderful stock, and I have purchased hardwoods from EW. I got clear cedar deck boards (5/4 x 6 - actual thickness 1") from Aitchison's in Hamilton ... near McMaster ... that was a few years ago, I don't kno...
by KenC
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New design
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Seems like I remember this being in New England area??
Even further ... it (Rendezvous) is in the Peterborough, Ontario area, as is Bear Mountain.
Oh well, we'll have to be satisfied with pictures ... your design looks good ... what software (if any) did you use to design it?
by KenC
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lapstrake Boat Building
Replies: 10
Views: 5016

Ahhh .. the Acorn ... I really like Oughtred's designs and have spent many an hour contemplating the 15' version of the Acorn ... good luck with the build.
by KenC
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New design
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Congrats ... will we be seeing it at Rendezvous?
by KenC
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem bands on a kayak???
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

I paddle an Endeavour without stem bands, and have not had any damage to the stems in 5 seasons of paddling. I do have 3 layers of 6 oz fg over the stems but there's barely a scratch on them. I generally carry the kayak into the water, and enter/exit in a few inches of water, so the boat is floating...
by KenC
Tue May 13, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: size of cockpit cover for endeavour
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

To ensure that you don't lose the cover should it blow off, it's a good idea to pass the front loop under your deck bungees and pull the cover back through the loop Been there ... done that ... these days my cover is secured even for short local trips. Lisa, my Endeavour cockpit is not the standard...
by KenC
Tue May 13, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Grab handles
Replies: 2
Views: 5519

I drilled out a piece of 3/4" walnut dowel. to make a wooden "pipe", for my toggle loops. I think copper would look nice too. I don't have a rudder on my Endeavour, so my toggles are right at the ends. Some commercial boats I've seen have the stern carrying handle just forward of the retracted rudde...
by KenC
Tue May 13, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Flush hatch covers
Replies: 7
Views: 10761

I also used the Vaclav-style flush hatch, with recessed channel for the gasket, and magnetic closure ... I like the system ... clean & simple in use, but a little more effort to make, than some other methods, I imagine ... mine are not 100% leakproof ... the gaskets are 4 years old, so probably due ...