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by Patricks Dad
Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strip pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 2829

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: 7456

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: 1590

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...
by Patricks Dad
Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on Butt Joints
Replies: 18
Views: 7456

Not sure what upside down really means for a leaf. They tend to fall on my yard in lots of different orientations. But if you're thinking of the leaf on the Canada flag, you're right. It is upside down. It was the Canada flag leaf that made me use the phrase "kind of" in my original post (that got m...
by Patricks Dad
Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on Butt Joints
Replies: 18
Views: 7456

Actually I didn't spend much time on the glue choice. I did think about using epoxy but decided to just use the same Titebond we are using on the stripping. The joints seem to be holding fine and as several have observed, once covered with glass/epoxy should be plenty strong.


thanks.
by Patricks Dad
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on Butt Joints
Replies: 18
Views: 7456

Here's an update on our butt joints and the maple leaves. http://img.groundspeak.com/cache/log/360fd827-17e3-4bae-ac64-c956cab79e37.jpg All of the joints are butt joints but we inserted a 1/16" piece of cherry in a slot cut with a router in each joint. We'll have to be careful when we sand to ensure...
by Patricks Dad
Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on Butt Joints
Replies: 18
Views: 7456

Wow, Quick response. Thanks Jeff for the insights. I had been planning on building each of the strips up one at at time and putting them on the canoe one at a time. Given that, I wasn't worried about following the curve of station 0. I was worried about each of the joints in the assembled strips (as...
by Patricks Dad
Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on Butt Joints
Replies: 18
Views: 7456

Advice on Butt Joints

This is my first post on this very helpful system (thanks for all the contributions- I've learned alot). My son (Patrick Pfeifer) and I are building a Redbird. We have begun the stripping process (just 2 strips) but would like to add an accent to the sides. A pattern has been offered (by mom) to bui...