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Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:18 am
by LA Fly Guy
Redchaser wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:23 pm
LA Fly Guy wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:43 am
Say what y'all want to, but Parish Brewing makes some damn fine beer - even the fruity kind. The original canebrake is still probably my favorite, but the strawberry canebrake was still fine indeed.

Ruddy, can you use wood filler for the holes?

Have you planed the inside yet?

Let me know if you need more help.

I'm actually excited to do the glass work.

It is sad that the only member of your family that withstands the heat with you has a permanent fur coat. Meanwhile, Princess et al don't even care enough to peek out the blinds to see how you are doing.

Such is life.
Corey,

If you are excited to do glasswork, schedule some time to come help me with the Gheenoe I'm supposed to be working on, and by help I mean you do meaningful stuff while I sit back and watch.

Disclaimer: I've never done glass work - yet. But as Brett knows, I can research the shit out of it until I figure it out. Also, if you wait long enough, I can learn what not to do on Brett's canoe.

I'd still be happy to lend a hand though; if nothing else, I can provide comic relief.

Brett - better hurry up, you only have 128 posts left......

Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 am
by markl
This is awesome. At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what is holding the planks in place once you pull out the staples. What, obvious thing, am I missing?

Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 am
by LA Fly Guy
markl wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 am
This is awesome. At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what is holding the planks in place once you pull out the staples. What, obvious thing, am I missing?
Each cedar strip is cut with tongue and groove. Wood glue is applied between each strip before placing and stapling. Look back at the pictures and you can see where the glue oozed out between the strips.

Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:39 am
by markl
LA Fly Guy wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 am
markl wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 am
This is awesome. At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what is holding the planks in place once you pull out the staples. What, obvious thing, am I missing?
Each cedar strip is cut with tongue and groove. Wood glue is applied between each strip before placing and stapling. Look back at the pictures and you can see where the glue oozed out between the strips.
So. like I said, sounding like an idiot.
Thanks for the suggestion of actually looking at the pictures ;)

Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:45 am
by stillsteamin
This thing gonna be one a them polin canoes or a paddler? I don't know much about anything but seems like a cedar stripper needs a pole.

Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:01 am
by LA Fly Guy
markl wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:39 am
LA Fly Guy wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 am
markl wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 am
This is awesome. At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what is holding the planks in place once you pull out the staples. What, obvious thing, am I missing?
Each cedar strip is cut with tongue and groove. Wood glue is applied between each strip before placing and stapling. Look back at the pictures and you can see where the glue oozed out between the strips.
So. like I said, sounding like an idiot.
Thanks for the suggestion of actually looking at the pictures ;)

Nah, I didn't think you sounded like an idiot. Sometimes we just need a little explanation as to what's going on behind the scenes.

Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
by 421sd
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Re: And we're off.... (canoe build)

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:43 am
by BryanM
Wow, this post brought me back from the dead. Great documentation of the build. Nice work,

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Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:27 am
by Ruddy Duck

Progress has been slower over the last month. I believe I left off with a fully planked but crude hull.

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The next step was to pull all of the staples that temporarily held the hull's shape as glue between strips dried.

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This job was tedious but went faster than I expected.

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Staples removed, it was time for some shaping and sanding.

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My sander that has been in service for over a decade died, so I was forced to by another. I went with something a little more powerful as I regretted going cheap for over a decade.

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Sanding sucks. There is no way to sugar coat it. I found another use for those buffs everyone hates.

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Sanded smooth, it was time to get out the epoxy. Screw holes and gaps are filled with epoxy thickened with saw dust collected during the sanding process.

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This is the canoe building version of "painters paint what carpenters aint".

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Almost ready for a sealer coat and fiberglass.

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Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:40 am
by Kfoxwyo
Wow.

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Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:23 pm
by NeedmoreDEET
I love wooden boats. Thanks for the updates.

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Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:33 pm
by FredA
This is so damn cool.

So how many staples did you pull out of your bare feet?