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by Fred in Wisc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

Thanks Dougster, but close up this sure ain't perfect. It's got a good 6 foot finish, and it isn't likely to get much better. The slotted rail is probably my favorite part, I think those are nice looking, too. And I like that I can install the seatback and whatever other accessories just with some l...
by Fred in Wisc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

Second one solo. Also built 3 with my scouting kids at church. Plus a Swift Canoe, a little Hickman Sled and a paddle boat. And I had 2 sheets of 4mm okume left from my Hickman build, that's already cut out for a cc14 kayak for myself. But the kids need boats first, I can use my cheap plastic one fo...
by Fred in Wisc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

Flipped it over, gave the bottom and sides a quick sanding, and rounded the edges, bow and stern. I precut the cloth, figured out the folds for the bow and stern (they both overlap to get a double thickness in that high wear area). I'm working from leftovers here, so it's not ideal. Ideal would have...
by Fred in Wisc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Pouring small amounts from a gal can
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Pouring small amounts from a gal can

The Rockler version looks really cool for stuff you use on a pretty regular basis.

Has a pour spout with cover that looks like a restaurant syrup dispenser. Pretty cool.

http://www.rockler.com/mixing-mate-pain ... -and-store
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Avoid obstacles to progress
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Avoid obstacles to progress

I'd agree the 2 place is a pretty good price, but wasn't it like 2500 hours to complete? A boat that says 100-200 hours can take me a couple years easy....
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

Next up the decks. Used the remaining plywood from the one sheet I'd bought to form those. First cut to rough shape. did several test fits, had to trim the foam a bit more where it was too high and making them rock. I also marked and cut a slight curve ont he inboard ends, I think it looks way bette...
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

I'm making good progress on this, considering that it's in between remodeling the house, being real busy at my job, and keeping up with regular yardwork and kid stuff. Plus a guy has to fish some times- it's been 3-4 times a week this summer. Loving that. Slotted rails are on. I used a little piece ...
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Fred In Wisc CC14 Cheap Canoe at 80% Scale
Replies: 92
Views: 5885

Re: Fred In Wisc CC14 Cheap Canoe at 80% Scale

After a couple years of use, we gave this a light sanding and a coat of spar varnish on the bright finish parts. Once it stops raining, I'd like to do a few more coats. It's still nice looking, but there are a few dark areas on the wood where we wore through the old finish and it got stained a bit. ...
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Avoid obstacles to progress
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Avoid obstacles to progress

That's neat, kinda like the old Starlite performance wise. Sounds similar to S&G but dang that kit is expensive.

If I ever build a plane it's going to be at least a 2 seater. I can't see doing that kind of build more than once.
by Fred in Wisc
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Avoid obstacles to progress
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Avoid obstacles to progress

I've often thought that a stitch and glue plane might make a lot of sense. Or at least parts of it. Could be foam core, and the cloth wouldn't have to be as thick as a boat since it wouldn't need the impact and puncture resistance. Kind of a modern version of sawing out all the plywood ribs on a Vol...