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by hughhallhh56
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem material
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: Stem material

Thanks for the input. I bent the inner stem tonight using softwood. Still debating on whether to use an outer stem or just go without. Since getting the cedar seems to be the challenge, I'll likely have some time on my hands. If so, I'll go find some cherry and see how that works.

Hugh
by hughhallhh56
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Source of Cedar
Replies: 0
Views: 1496

Source of Cedar

Now living in Kamloops, BC - a mecca for lakes - I have no idea where to go for Cedar. Any suggestions from the west coasters. Would prefer to avoid driving to Vancouver. Years and years ago I got my Cedar from Sunbury Cedar in Delta, BC. Thats were I'll go if I need to. I still own a set of bead an...
by hughhallhh56
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem material
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Stem material

Thanks for the help on the station dimensions. I have now made the stations and am ready to make the stems. My overall design goal is a simple double paddle canoe that is light. With that in mind, I will likely be avoiding hardwoods as much as possible. So what material would the forum gurus suggest...
by hughhallhh56
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: Stem measurements

Yes 3/4 on each end. I just wasn't sure if the offsets given included the reduced length if using a stem. I have now reduced the length by 3/4 inches.

Thanks
by hughhallhh56
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Back at it after 35 years
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Back at it after 35 years

Thanks. That makes is clearer. I have lofted the values into Microsoft Visio, printed them, transferred to plywood and have now cutt them out. I left the stems for this weekend. A few more weeks and I'll be ready to start stripping.

Hugh
by hughhallhh56
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Stem measurements

As I mentioned in my first post I want to build a couple of Rob Roys. For the stem stations I am not sure if the offsets take into consideration the addition of the 1.5 inch thick stems? So my question is do I just cut the stem molds at the indicated offsets or do I need to subtract 1.5 inches from ...
by hughhallhh56
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Back at it after 35 years
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Back at it after 35 years

Thirty five years ago I built a couple of MicMac canoes. A big 19 footer. First one I built while in high school. Nothing like a little project to start things out. Well fast forward 35 years and I and want to build a couple of smaller canoes. I'm not getting stronger every day so the thought of lif...