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by Cruiser
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Bending wood strips

Given that this is a Prospector ... that's sort of a mainstream, straightforward build, there shouldn't be any torque issues, that why I asked if the original poster could put up a few pics so we could see what he is doing. That way we could offer something more than speculation. As far as the hair ...
by Cruiser
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Bending wood strips

I actually ran some tests with a heat gun Jim, you are correct it isn't very effective. I could put slight bends in wood, but no where the amount that steam provides and there was a lot more spring back. This was a fairly controlled test with thermometers and a hot box to make sure I was actually he...
by Cruiser
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Bending wood strips

I am trying to visualize what you mean, any chance of a quick pic, they are so much more useful ... the explanation and question you offer sound perfectly reasonable in your mind I am sure, but you get to see what you are talking about and it isn't so obvious on this end. However, if the strips won'...
by Cruiser
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 35007

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

I hope we are going to see a few more pictures, the finish looks awesome ....
by Cruiser
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Hi Randy, weighed the paddle after my walk today, comes in at 1025 grams or ~36 oz .... 260 cm long
by Cruiser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Hey Randy, is that ring around the outside epoxy or wood.

I didn't weigh them TBH, I will do that tomorrow and let you know.
by Cruiser
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Okay, as requested ... this will be a basic "how to" for the Double I made ... feel free to critique, but I will just respond with "it was the first one I made", but to be honest, there isn't much I would change ... a few things, but over all it is light and works really well. I modeled it after the...
by Cruiser
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

CanoeBlr .... I didn't post my last batch, but that one included a double blade, I could dig around and find a few pics of what I did ... if you would be interested
by Cruiser
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Thanks Jim ... you've been scarce for the last bit
by Cruiser
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

A couple of new paddles for 2019

Finished up a set of paddles, one for me, a pair for a charity auction. They are all cedar shafts and blades with walnut handles, the blades are reinenforced with 2 oz FG and epoxy .... they are light and strong. This one is for me, I had an idea and I like the results. https://lh3.googleusercontent...
by Cruiser
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Station waves
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Station waves

I lofted molds 2 boats ago and documented the process here - http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4658&p=29021&hilit=lofting+from+table#p29021 .... if you want to check your lofting process, mine worked out to be exactly the same as the plans. If i had a wave 1/8" up and do...
by Cruiser
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Station waves
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Station waves

Did you mean you lofted the plans ... if so, where was the source of the tables you used? Did you check for corrections, I know the table from CanoeCraft have corrections you need make before hand.

Did you also run a strip around the sheer to check for fairness, if so, how did that look?


Brian
by Cruiser
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 35007

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

In a word... awesome work Randy.

Curious if you have figured out the cost differences in the wood versus composite builds?

Watching this build ... have it in my mind to give it a go at some point.

Brian
by Cruiser
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Station waves
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Station waves

There are times to just push through and times that you need to take a step back and fix the issue. IMO this is one of those times to step back and get it right. The strongback and forms setup are at the heart of the build and need to be as accurate as you can reasonably get them .... if you are see...
by Cruiser
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: stongback length Ranger 15'
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Re: stongback length Ranger 15'

Actually, you would have an issue using a spoke shave or such, but I never did use those. On my first build, I looked at John Michne's website and found what I call a Michne stick ..... a strip with some sandpaper attached. If you scoot down near the bottom of this link, you will see a japanese cut ...