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by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: repairs underway - a cautionary tale
Replies: 18
Views: 19074

Re: repairs underway - a cautionary tale

Your experiment with glue should tell the story......... and that is a good safe way to proceed. On my last build, I created a supply of 3 different colors of saw dust just in case I needed it. I sanded scrap plank (not glued up) of 3 different colors with my RO sander and collected what was in the ...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: repairs underway - a cautionary tale
Replies: 18
Views: 19074

Re: repairs underway - a cautionary tale

Your repairs are looking very good........ as is your canoe. Keep at it and good luck. I think I would put tape on the inside and fill the bad cracks and voids with epoxy. You may even try thickened epoxy for the real bad spots. Your cyanoacrylate adhesive may show up as a nasty looking wound under ...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 128473

Re: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger

The Ranger is coming along plank by plank :)
by HighPlainsDrifter
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Round over for Inwales
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Round over for Inwales

Gary\ Check out Michne's boat building page. Scroll down to the bottom and you will see the round-over bit (from MLCS) that Michne used (1/8 round over, brass pilot). http://michneboat.com/Gunwales.htm I am 20 strips into my Ranger 15....... so far, pleased with the planking. Good luck on the final ...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Dust nibs, Final Varnish Coat and the Brown Paper Bag Trick
Replies: 2
Views: 4957

Re: Dust nibs, Final Varnish Coat and the Brown Paper Bag Tr

Thank you.
I had my doubts about the effectiveness of using a paper bag, but I tried it. The result was a smooth feel, and at that point, I was DONE varnishing.
by HighPlainsDrifter
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenette
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenet

Bryan Try "Wooden canoe heritage association" http://store.wcha.org/When-the-Chestnut-was-in-Flower.html Price: $45.00 US I like the way the book is written. I had to print out a map of New Brunswick so that I could follow along as the author took me through the country side. This is a story of a to...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenette
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Lineage of Bear Mt. Chestnut Canoe Co. plans?

I wrote Ron Frenette about my question on how the lines of the Prospector Ranger 15’ were obtained (my lineage question). I became intrigued with the history of Chestnut Canoe Company and the longevity of the lines of canoes that they introduced in the 1920’s. Ron answered my question. For me, it is...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenette
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Lineage of Bear Mt. Chestnut Canoe Co. plans?

I am still looking for answers to my lineage question and I think I found a connection between the Bear Mt Ranger 15' plans and Canadian Canoes. On CanadianCanoes.com I found an interesting bit of information under "custom built wood/canvas canoes". One of the canoes offered by Canadian Canoes is th...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 128473

Re: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger

I guess it is time to formally post that I am building a Chestnut Prospector Ranger 15'. Time line: 1) About the time I launched my Merlin on June 25, 2011, I was thinking of the Ranger. I had found (locally) 7 planks of 5/4 X 6 X 16' clear cedar about a year before and on June 23, I bought the lot....
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: just wondering
Replies: 14
Views: 5881

Re: just wondering

Time is really not that important. There is no race to be won. I find that I chew up much time thinking (and planning) my attack........ maybe more time than is actually used on the task. But I find my mind happy when engaged in "canoe thought"...... time slips away, and I let it :)
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenette
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenette

I am building a Chestnut Prospector Ranger 15'. I selected this canoe because I wanted to build a canoe with history and I also wanted the sweet shape of the Ranger. The history portion of this build has me digging into the "flowering days" of Chestnut (I bought the book and have found good informat...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Full Mold Plans from ½ Mold Plans: Mirror Image Copy
Replies: 0
Views: 2831

Full Mold Plans from ½ Mold Plans: Mirror Image Copy

A tip to create Full Mold Plans from ½ Mold Plans using "Mirror Image Copy" I find the process of transferring mold lines to the board difficult enough and working with ½ size patterns (with an upside down carbon paper tacked to the back) doesn’t make the task any easier. It is relatively easy to cr...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ranger 15 Bow Height: Error in specifications?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: Ranger 15 Bow Height: How measured?

Ed Thanks for responding to this post. So, you have the "store bought" prints and you also get 23 and 1/4. I was thinking that there was a change in the plans. So, I guess there is an error in the published specs. I think I am getting the upper hand on my loft attempt. I am now playing around with t...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ranger 15 Bow Height: Error in specifications?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Ranger 15 Bow Height: Error in specifications?

I have completed lofting the mold stations for the Ranger 15. I am now checking dimensions on my drawings to the published specifications of the Ranger 15 (shown on this WEB site and in the "Study Plans and Catalogue"). From my drawings I come up with a bow height of 23 1/4 ". From the tables of off...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 15' Ranger: Stems + 15 or is it 13 mold stations ?
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: 15' Ranger: Stems + 15 or is it 13 mold stations ?

Thanks Glen.
I am at a pretty steep point in my "lofting learning curve" but, I think I got the idea. Right now I am planning to draw out a 1/4 section of Ranger side view and (of course) the body plan.

When I get to the build, station 7 won't be on the strong back