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by Stephen
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Quantity of materials (Canoe Ranger 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 4873

Re: Quantity of materials (Canoe Ranger 15)

I found this site from another Norwegian builder (GeirB) on this forum. Perhaps it will be useful. http://www.kanokajakksiden.info
http://www.kanokajakksiden.info/Konverteringsside.htm
by Stephen
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Quantity of materials (Canoe Ranger 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 4873

Re: Quantity of materials (Canoe Ranger 15)

Tomkis I like to start with at least 24 " of plank with, Two 1"x12", or three 1"x8". Bear in mind that in North America we use what is called nominal lumber size. I do not know if lumber in Norway is nominal or exact size. Nominal size is the size of the board before planing, so one inch lumber is p...
by Stephen
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Quantity of materials (Canoe Ranger 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 4873

Re: Quantity of materials (Canoe Ranger 15)

Welcome Tomkis, To figure out the length of full length strips, the common rule is to add 1 foot (~30cm) to the length of the canoe. For the Ranger this would be 16 ft (~4.88 m) It is not necessary to use full length strips, but many prefer it for aesthetic reasons. You can join strips end to end, e...
by Stephen
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Prospector Build Blog
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Prospector Build Blog

Posting links to build logs here is a time-honoured tradition; I don't think you can ever have too many. Using a boat to haul material to build another boat shows the inventiveness which will get you through this project successfully. I have bookmarked your site and will continue to watch your progr...
by Stephen
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: mitering second half of football Tips
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: mitering second half of football Tips

Would i guy be able to extent the outer stem a inch or so past the 6th station to cover any ugly miters in the compound section? I assume your inner stem ends right at station 6. If so, extending the outer stem past station 6 may lead to unpleasant surprises. When you excavate the outer stem mortic...
by Stephen
Wed May 27, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Huron Cruiser Project Log
Replies: 21
Views: 5610

Re: Huron Cruiser Project Log

Here's a post that seems relevant to your problem. http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1725#p10542 Rob Macks has some advice on bending strips with a heat gun, but apparently kiln-dried wood will often scorch a bit before bending (he prefers air-dried): http://www.laughing...
by Stephen
Sun May 24, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strong back & Strip length for Redbird
Replies: 11
Views: 5481

Re: Strong back & Strip length for Redbird

Very chivalrous of you, some guys evict their wife's car from the garage. :wink As for 18' plank length, it would definitely work for a 17' canoe. The usual rule is to add 1' to canoe length. For a 17' 7.5" Redbird, it MIGHT work, I don't know, but there wouldn't be much overhang to speak of. Some s...
by Stephen
Sat May 23, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strong back & Strip length for Redbird
Replies: 11
Views: 5481

Re: Strong back & Strip length for Redbird

I'm pretty sure Ted Moores built a Redbird on a 16' strongback in Canoecraft. If you look on page 115 you can see a picture of a Redbird stem mold butted up to station 7, with the very tiny station 8 mounted on the side of the stem mold. Because station 8 is even with the end of the strongback we ca...
by Stephen
Fri May 22, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing seats with cleats.
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Installing seats with cleats.

These are the results of an advanced search for cleat|cleats on the forum. If you've already done this I apologize. http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/search.php?keywords=cleat+cleats&terms=any&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search A random survey shows that t...
by Stephen
Thu May 21, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: material for gunnels
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

Re: material for gunnels

it always came out whapperjawed
I just learned a new word.
by Stephen
Thu May 21, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: material for gunnels
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

Re: material for gunnels

Don

The stem measurements in Canoecraft for the Ranger have errors in them. You can find the corrections here: http://web.archive.org/web/201211081136 ... estems.htm
by Stephen
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strip length for Endeavour 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2233

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by Stephen
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7722

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

Why not glue a small splinter of wood to the center of the stem for that last inch only, then you can shape it to a true point. No more gap.
by Stephen
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7722

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

You just need to pick a bow paddler with poor eyesight ;)

All joking aside, I think the gap will be pretty tiny.
by Stephen
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7722

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

Grumple Confusing. I was basing my remarks on the five stem cross-sections in Canoecraft on page 117 which show a 1/8" leading edge all along, but the section you highlighted does indeed seem to suggest that the stem is brought to a point nearing the bottom of the canoe. I have noticed a few other p...