Left overs ?

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Left overs ?

Post by Jim Dodd » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:05 pm

I've long sinced closed up shop for the Winter, and now I've been wondering what everyone does with their left over strips, epoxy, and cloth ?

I have a snow scoop that was made from fiberglass with a 3/4" conduit handle. My Step Father used to buy them and sell. They work great ! You never lift the snow. I should take a picture of one ! The're pretty much square with three sides about 6" high.
Anyway, When temps allow I think I'll make a new one to replace the old worn out one.

Ok now some more Ideas from you other builders !

Jim
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Glen Smith » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:37 am

I built a 6 foot display canoe with some of the leftovers.
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Patricks Dad » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:55 am

I build paddles with my left overs. Here's a pic of a few. All have hollow shafts made with leftover strip. All weigh in the 1 pound range.

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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:55 pm

Glenn.
If you could only find someone small enough to paddle that six footer !
Randy
16oz? Wow careful where you lay them down ! A good wind, or another paddle would make them vanish !
Thanks guys !
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Glen Smith » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:30 pm

I also made a 2 foot kayak and a license plate.
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Patricks Dad » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:47 pm

Excellent Glen!

I also made an outlet cover for my strongback outlets:

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Re: Left overs ?

Post by BearLeeAlive » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:25 pm

Lots of great uses of materials, guys. Randy, nothing shows care of detail more than fancy workshop stuff, the plug plates are great.
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:56 pm

Great Ideas !
Awesome eye candy !
Got to make some outlet, and switchplate covers !
Jim
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by alick burt » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:38 pm

Hi Jim
I'm Making a wood strip wannigan!
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I've just posted a question about glassing it!
Cheers :wink
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Patricks Dad » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:41 pm

Alick,
that's awesome! I've thought about making one of these. Really nice!
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Jim Dodd » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:59 pm

Now I've got a new mission !
Build a wannagan ! Like how it fits under the inwhales, nice and snug ! With a lid, you could lay out a map, serve lunch, fillet a fish ! A small dog would have a perch ! And if sealed, flotation !
Thanks a bunch Alick !

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Re: Left overs ?

Post by alick burt » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:15 pm

Yep that's the idea Jim
I've also made a wood strip paddle following Gil Gilpatrick's build method with Graham Warren's beavertail blade pattern and John Michne's butterfly decoration idea.
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by HighPlainsDrifter » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Randy

Nice looking paddles.
I have a question on the two blades in the center of your six-paddle picture. How did you get your cedar to make that bend ?

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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Patricks Dad » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:25 pm

The strips were bent and clamped around a center core one strip at a time. The convex shape in the middle of the paddle on the right was cut from some solid cedar I had laying around. The scraps from that core were joined to form the convex core shape for the paddle on the left. I chose the arc for those cores to match the maximum curvature I could easily accommodate with bending the strips by hand (no steaming was needed).

I've been using the paddle on the right (of those 2 center paddle) as my personal paddle for a couple years now. It's been through 5 wilderness trips so far. It has a monocular embedded in the hand-grip that I really like.
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Re: Left overs ?

Post by Jeff in Farmington, MI » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:12 pm

"A monocular embedded in the hand-grip" ... now that's something I've never seen. That could be very useful in locating a portage trail or campsite from afar. Can you post a close-up photo and a description of how you built that?

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