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by Patricks Dad
Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: CUTTING THE CENTER LINE
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

For cutting the compound angles on the strips so that they mate well with the centerline, we used a plane. We pretty much followed the directions in the Canoecraft book (with a couple interpretations along the line). It's not as difficult as it appears to begin with. The other thing to keep in mind ...
by Patricks Dad
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird update
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

The contrast between the dark and light strips is really more than the picture shows. The light strips are pretty light. The darker strips when wet are pretty dark. The strips in between which fade from dark to light (stern to bow) match pretty well the dark and light on either side of them. The acc...
by Patricks Dad
Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird update
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Redbird update

Patrick and I placed the last cedar strip on our canoe this weekend. Now for the outer stems and lots of sanding. Below is a picture (the stitching together of several pictures didn't go too well but you get the idea): http://img.groundspeak.com/cache/log/15488d67-01a9-4782-a25b-08ba54fd293a.jpg Pho...
by Patricks Dad
Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglassing
Replies: 11
Views: 3433

A follow-on question for the glass-masters... I've read several website descriptions of the glassing process which have all been very informative. But haven't seen anyone suggest the following. I'm wondering what the downsides or difficulties one might encounter. I'd appreciate your assessment. I wa...
by Patricks Dad
Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Last few strips - Compound angles
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Boy, I gotta confess, it's not as easy as I was thinking it was getting. After boasting about getting 3 correct right off the bat, we short changed the next 3 boards! :oops: I'm humbled. Hope tomorrow (er, today) is a better day.

Thanks again for all the advice.
by Patricks Dad
Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Last few strips - Compound angles
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

While it seemed scary to begin with it indeed is easier than it appears. We've put 3 strips on so far and having goofed one up too bad yet. The bevel on the 2nd strip was a bit steep but I think it will fill in fine with epoxy when we glass the inside. Now that we're away from station 6 on the Redbi...
by Patricks Dad
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Last few strips - Compound angles
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Last few strips - Compound angles

Patrick and I have been make slow but rewarding progress on our Redbird. We have completed 1 side and have planed the centerline true and plumb (it's been a hoot so far). We are about to start the final assault on the other side. The next challenge we see is the very acute, beveled angles on the end...
by Patricks Dad
Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Rolling Bevel question
Replies: 5
Views: 3563

Guys, This evening I measured the plans for the Redbird. The height of the center of Station 7 is 20 5/8 inches. The height of the Stem mold where it joins with station 7 is 20" With the addition of 3/4" stem on top of the stem mold that leaves the top of the stem resting 1/8" ABOVE the point of Sta...
by Patricks Dad
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Rolling Bevel question
Replies: 5
Views: 3563

Rolling Bevel question

My son and I are building a Redbird and are about 3 strips away from covering the inner stem. We have been shaping the rolling bevel as we go. Last night we started on the final shapping of the inner stem (between Station 8 and 7). My question deals with the inner stem as it approaches or butts into...
by Patricks Dad
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: accent strip
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Post pictures when you're done! Your strip sounds very similar to the original plans we had for our canoe. We finally decided against this design because the width of our darkest strips were narrower than the light strips we had and I had no good way of milling a light strip down to match the dark. ...
by Patricks Dad
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Steam Box
Replies: 10
Views: 6487

We built following steamer out of a bucket, funnel and PVC pipe sealed with strips of spounges (between bucket, funnel and pipe). The top of the pipe simply was plugged with a rag. Sitting on top of the gas grill and leaning up against the side of the garage, it did a fine job. Water that condensed ...
by Patricks Dad
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strip pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

Bud, your accent strip looks just fantastic. I keep staring at it. I gotta ask Santa for a router table and a planer for Xmas!

Thanks
by Patricks Dad
Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strip pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

what kind of glue did you use?
by Patricks Dad
Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on Butt Joints
Replies: 18
Views: 7280

Jeff, Thanks for the kind words (and great advice). You can count on a visit to the North Country when we're done!
by Patricks Dad
Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strip orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Strip orientation

This might be a dumb question or one I should have asked earlier... We are building a redbird and have started the stripping process with the lightest wood in our bundle. We will move to the darker wood as we progress toward the bottom of the canoe. We've used up all the clear light strips and are a...