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by Jim Dodd
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Need Help Old canoe
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Sorry for the miss spelling!
POLYESTER
by Jim Dodd
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Need Help Old canoe
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

By the looks of the photos, it appears to be Poyester, and not epoxy. If that is the case, it is much easier to strip the glass from the hull! Remove the gunnels, and strip the old glass, you may have a diamond in the rough! Try a heat gun, but be VERY CAREFUL! Wear a GOOD air filter! Putting epoxy ...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: paint over varnish
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Another option, that will work, is to cap the shear strip. Cut your outwhale so it covers, or caps the shear strip. I usually cover with an 1/8in of outwhale, then when you install the inwhale. match it to the same level. A picture here would be a great help! By The way, I glue the outwhale on using...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Half-inch vs quarter-inch router?
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

You can use 1/4 or 1/2, your canoe won't know the difference! As for routers, I believe in buying the best you can afford! Having said that, I've used two "cheap" Sears 1/4in x 1 1/8hp. Purchased these on a close out for $20 a piece. They have cut strips for me, and several friends! A total of 20 ca...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglassing Dilema
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

The only problem I see with using the two pieces, is you won't get the Bias effect that you can get with 60in cloth.
This really helps the cloth conform to the hull shape, unless the cloth you have is Bias cut.
Good Luck!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Machining Strips
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Sorry Glen!
Thanks for the disclaimer!

When ever tools, wether they are power or hand tools, caution should be exercised!

As Norm says.
Read and follow the manufacturers instructions. And always wear safety glasses!

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Machining Strips
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Were your boards "Slash cut" or "Quarter sawn" ? If they were quartersawn, you might be out of luck. We just Beaded and coved strips for a friend, one of his planks was quartersawn, after trying about 4 strips, we gave up! When ever you machine strips, a certain amount will be flawed! I try and cut ...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12480

Hi Steve I know you're about to wrap up discussion on the new design. Reflecting on canoes that I've sold and wished I had back! One being a Hiawatha, from the earlier Canoecraft. Though I set this canoe up as a tandem, I really enjoyed paddling it solo! Many times, thought to build this design, as ...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Northwest Cruiser
Replies: 18
Views: 6577

Hi All I'll climb on board with the stemless gang! This is as strong a method as there is, and easier to build to boot! If one wants a traditional look, an outer stem can be laminated on, without screws! A brass stem band is cool to look at, but with too many short comings! I don't mean to step on t...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Wood glue / epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Hi Roscoe Found a staple puller made by Stanley-Bostitch, it is a real quality tool! A friend put me on to it. Cost about $10. Check with an Office supply store, or catalog. I wish I had a picture! It's chrome, spring loaded, and the blade that slides under the staple is thin, but strong! I hope you...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Wood glue / epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Hi Roscoe I've always felt using the bead and cove method, that massive amounts of glue for stripping was unnecessary. All you need is enough glue to hold the strips in place until you are finished sanding the outside hull. When you apply the seal coat of epoxy this will soak into the voids of the B...
by Jim Dodd
Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Share your perspective?
Replies: 30
Views: 48827

Hi Joan The why? I saw my first stripper being built at Mid West Mountaineering's, Spring sale. I think in 1989! Members of the Minnesota Canoe Assc. were stripping up, I believe a Merlin, a Bruce Kunz design! I would walk by and watch. The more I watched, the more I knew that this was something I c...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bead and cove bit question
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

Hi Roscoe
I bought the 1/4in shanks, back in the early 90's. I bought a set more recently, also 1/4in shank, they were the same height, but I haven't used them yet.
Check your strips often, if they were cut uniform you'll be pleased with the results!
Good Luck!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: MAS Epoxy recoat time
Replies: 21
Views: 8113

Sounds good!
There always seems to be a lot of variables that can cause problems.
Good Luck!!!!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: MAS Epoxy recoat time
Replies: 21
Views: 8113

Out gassing that I've experienced is air that was trapped in the wood, between strips or in the staple holes. Reducing room temperature as Glenn states, does solve this problem!! Has anyone been concerned about sanding uncured epoxy? What I've read was it takes up to 7 days for a complete cure, at w...