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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:17 am 
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OK Matt,

I know you'll read this, I want one of those end fillet thingy's like chuck has. I'm not clever (patient) enough to make such a thing.

Any chance a pattern can be made available, assuming you can create a cross section of that bit of the plans.

I think that would be a nice option on all plans for the end fillet :)

Great build Chuck, still waiting for the warmer weather before I start mine.

Please,

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Tor;
Fitting something like Chuck did into a boat is not that hard. You need some tape, some index cards (or old playing cards), a piece of cardboard and maybe an extra set of hands.

Cut the cardboard to a shape that will fit where you want it. Doesn't have to be a perfect fit, a oval in a trapezoidal area would work.

Put a index card against the inside surface of the boat and tape to the cardboard piece you cut earlier. Then repeat, overlapping the index cards and tapping to the cardboard.

When the index cards follow the inside surface of the boat all the way around. Remove the whole thing and use it as a template to trace on to a piece of wood. Then cut that out and install in your boat.

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Epoxying the seat into position.

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Chuck,

BTW, your boat is looking magnificent mate - as usual.


Mick...

Thanks for the complement , if the truth was known , I'm only getting lucky on this build and the boat is basically putting itself together. To darn hot around here during most of the day so this is a slow build. Spend a little time on it , go inside and cool down then do some more the next day.
Trying to figure out the steps ( basically on how to make sure they stay light in weight but strong in the strength ) before proceeding onward and upward. :lol:

Right now with the seat in it and the inside 99% done .... She weighs 21 pounds , according to my bathroom scale. (I have the two thwarts to instail later today , they might weigh a pound , together ).

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Chuck, the quality of the finish on the inside is magnificent. Truly inspiring work.

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Well the inside is done ( except for some minor cosmetic things ) , time to flip her over and start on the outside.

Some hull saturation , filleting seams , filleting the ends , sanding , glassing , graphite mix then lots of sanding and varnishing the outside and inside.

Final step , getting her wet and I sure hope she floats. :lol:

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Folks ask about staining there boats before they epoxy and glass them ... I ask this simple question .... WHY.

Especially when you can go from this picture ...........

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To this with one coat of epoxy saturation.

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Same boat , only it has had one coat of epoxy saturation , later after some sanding and with the glass it will be a shade darker and glossy looking.

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she looks might purdy!

What kind of wood do you use for the outwale? Pine? Nice contrast in color.

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Pine lattice or screen molding , 3/4 inch by 1/4 inch and 16 feet in length , trimmed to fit the canoe. Same on the inside but the spacers on the inside are redwood strips cut at 2 1/2 x 3/4 inches.

Epoxy does a nice job as a light stain. :D

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You work and work to get the canoe together then you get it looking good and what do you do next ??????

Break out the sander and go to it. I still have more to do but so far it looks like it has been in a sandstorm. :lol:

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Even more fun when it is all done and then you do this again before vanishing it. :roll:

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