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by Snowman
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Glenn (Monday is the day)
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: Happy Birthday Glenn (Monday is the day)

Glen,

Happy (belated) birthday! I hope you were able to enjoy with friends and family.


Snowman
by Snowman
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launched Resolute today
Replies: 11
Views: 5672

Re: Launched Resolute today

Very nice work - awesome!


Snowman
by Snowman
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: inner stem questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: inner stem questions

1. I round over the corners which are on the longitudinal axis (left and right of centre line). I also tapered the square end which butts up agains the last station (the square end with the end grain). I have a picture somewhere but I would need to search a bit. I believe Glen Smith has a picture of...
by Snowman
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gunwales
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: Gunwales

Bryan,

The build is coming along nicely!



nowman
by Snowman
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Paddle Making Websites
Replies: 11
Views: 5072

Re: My Paddle Making Websites

Kurt, Nice documentation of the bird's mouth paddle (shafts) that you make. I had started to make a similar construction paddle when I was creatign a hollow mast. I never did finish the paddles as I ended up moving twice since then. My days of moving have now come to an end (for several years) and I...
by Snowman
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoe Fiberglassed and Dyed
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: Canoe Fiberglassed and Dyed

Or how about the "really fast build canoe." I am happliy jealous that you can build it so quickly.

It is looking good. I can't wait to see the finished product!


Snowman
by Snowman
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Low angle block plane or Spokeshave
Replies: 14
Views: 6749

Re: Low angle block plane or Spokeshave

UniCacher,

I am not an expert, but I had very good results on the hull interior with a straight and slightly arced cabinet scraper. Sharpen them up like the site referenced by wb9tpg and you will be good to go!


Snowman
by Snowman
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New canoe
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: New canoe

I have used spruce, pine, and even some very dark contrasting WRC strips that I had. If you are after a light colour, do you have any eastern white cedar? I stayed clear of hardwoods for reasons that you have already noted. I have never tried basswood.
by Snowman
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Canoe Build
Replies: 16
Views: 3895

Re: New Canoe Build

Bryan, You will probably have as many thougth/comments as there are builders out there. I have often considered going with a thinner strip on the wall - I would have likely gone 1/4" with 3/16", but that is because I don't have the experience with the thinner strips. I also remember seeing comments ...
by Snowman
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"
Replies: 97
Views: 58196

Re: Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"

Randy,
Great job on the canoe!

My question is actually about your paddle - is it a commercial paddle or your own custom creation?



Snowman
by Snowman
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: Varnish

Jamie, Be sure to show us some pictures of your gunwhales (in various states of build). When you rabet your outwhales, be sure to measure your hull thickness and cut your rabet slightly deeper than the hull thickness so that when you mate the outwhale your final sanding on the inboard face of the ou...
by Snowman
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Taper from scupper blocks to decks
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

Woodguy00 Interesting question. I see many ways to finish up this detail (I know that is not your question...). I am not sure that I would use a cherry wedge where you are thinking (with the cherry decks) Although you will have symmetry, the fine wedges will kind of stick out on their own and move y...
by Snowman
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sea worthiness
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

My original paddling with my endeavour was in semi open and very large bays (Pacific). I always felt safe in her, but did find that aft-quartering waves are a bit of work to keep the intended course, especially if they are large with a very short period. The largest waves that I paddled was 3-3.5 ft...
by Snowman
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christamas 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2827

Merry Christamas 2010

Merry Christmas to all you builders and lurkers out there.

May you have a safe and happy holiday season!



Best regards,

Snowman

PS - I am off to make a rink on the river tonight. Maybe I can ask Santa to lend a hand...