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    Default Re: Any canoe/kayak builders here?

    Making some progress...
    Finished one side and cut my centerline. This was a little nerve racking but turned out good enough.
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    Cutting the angles for the other side is not easiest thing I’ve ever done. Having to each end’s angle and making sure the strip is still long enough requires some time and planning. This requires cutting angle on one end; dry fitting to cut the angle on the other side while making sure it’s the correct length. Maybe there’s an easier way but I’m getting adequate results.
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    I also began carving in the stern’s outer stem. Stems are 7/8” wide so a 3/4” chisel and file are your friends.
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    Outer stem will be glued and secured with 1/4” oak dowels. Then it’ll be planed, shaped and sanded into an appropriate stem.
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    That thing is looking so lovely!
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    Default Re: Any canoe/kayak builders here?

    I dig it.

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    Dang, that looks great. Nice work.
     

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    Looking great!
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    I didn't make the canoe, but we did get out on the water for the first time with some of my paddles. I made Karen's a little short (no problem, she has a super duper Mitchell), but mine was really pleasant. I'm excited that the stuff I was trying to do in theory actually worked out on the water.





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    I decided to build a SOF boat first, gonna order a set of plans for a Cape Falcon F1 shortly. Pretty stoked!
     

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    Eric, those water sticks look pretty sharp. I may need to gear up for making a pair.

    Jason, right on! This canoe gig has been a lot of fun and pretty rewarding. Just take your time and plan every move. If you go into something not knowing the outcome; step away and give it a day or so.
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    This week I continued glueing sticks. I’m beginning to close out the hull but the closer I get to the center the tougher they fight back. Looking forward to placing that last one!

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    I did finish out the stern. Pretty happy with the outcome.

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    After:
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    *No screws were harmed in the making of this stem.
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    The talent on this forum never fails to impress me. That is fantastic, Rick.
     

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    Thanks to everyone for the kind words and compliments. It's been fun. so far...
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    I built a strip canoe a couple of winters ago. I purchased cedar deck boards to make strips along with some locally harvested black walnut from my uncle for accent strips and the trim. I used the "Northwest Passage" pattern but built it on 10" centers and truncated the stems to achieve fairness and a 12' 8" final boat that weighs about 28 lbs. It is set up as a kneeling boat for smaller water and is a joy to use. It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone who feels competent with woodworking tools, has a dedication to detail, and is patient. Ted Moores book was indispensable. I am in the process of building a second boat with a different set of forms with some of my students at the high school I work at.

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    JonC, That thing is splendid! Really like the way you fixed the yoke (hows that held up?) and your minimalist scuppers.

    Mine is coming along nicely. Slacked off the build for the last two weeks with travel and illness but back at it...

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    I will say, the closer i got to closing the hull, the harder the stripes became to install. The last strip being the hardest. It was a bear to shape. Overall, I'm happy with the way it finished.
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    Rick -- That things is just stunning! So beautiful!
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    So I've wondered - do the last pieces go in from outside or inside the hull? And are the edges still shaped?
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    Thanks Guy! I appreciate the compliment.

    Jorn, the last pieces went in from the outside of the hull. I did shave off the cove one the next to last piece and bead and cove off the last. This let me slide it in cleanly; without fooling with the fragile cove edge. Hopefully that makes sense.
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    Yep, it does. Makes sense. I couldn't see how to get them in without reshaping the edges, but thought maybe there was an old carpenter's magic trick involved.
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    Just beautiful Rick.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras72 View Post
    JonC, That thing is splendid! Really like the way you fixed the yoke (hows that held up?) and your minimalist scuppers.
    Thanks for the compliment!

    The yoke has held up great. It’s an open tenon that is also doweled through the gunnels. It also serves as a kneeling thwart and it works very nicely.

    Your boat is coming along very well. It looks very well faired and the strips match up very well from one side to the other.
     

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    Fiberglassing tomorrow. This could turn out three different ways; acceptable canoe, acceptable wall art, or acceptable trash.
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    Wish me luck.
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