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Okume too expensive?

Post by rudar » Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:26 pm

So Santa brought me a neat book called ``The Canoe: A living tradition'' It includes this:

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The description reads:
Canoe made out of newspaper, 10'8" long, 28" wide. Paper boats were made in Troy, New York, in the late 1800's by Elisha Waters and Son, who specialized in racing shells. In 1874 Nathaniel Bishop made a journey from Quebec down the intercoastal waterway to the Florida Keys. He used a conventional canoe until he reached Troy, where he switched to a fourteen-foot paper boat. The newspaper canoe shown here, constructed using white glue and coated in varnish, with thwarts of ash and black cherry, was made at a YMCA camp in New Jersey in 1983 to commemorate Bishop's Journey.
So, who needs all this expensive marine plywood and fiberglass and epoxy, anyways? Though maybe newsprint and epoxy would be better than white glue. I wonder what scantlings to use?



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Post by JohnMc » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:17 pm

Hello, I like it :doh: isn't that realy all ply is anyway :?: :)
Maybe five sheets thick I'll really have a light SB18. :idea:
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Post by ks8 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:05 pm

Make sure it's marine grade newspaper... less voids...


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Post by jacquesmm » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:27 am

Try with epoxy resin instead of white glue. It should work.
Who volunteers to build the first one?
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Post by frazoo » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:42 am

Getting volunteers to build, no problem.
volunteers to take out, ...., .??

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Post by Deedaddy » Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:29 pm

jacquesmm wrote:Try with epoxy resin instead of white glue. It should work.
Who volunteers to build the first one?
It is wood fiber and no voids. :lol:

I may just do it.

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Post by jbo_c » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:54 pm

Sadly, this crossed my mind before I ever read this post. I think like a kid.

In fact, I tried to get my wife to finance a chicken wire canoe just cause it would be so funny to take it out on the local lake. $300 and 25 hours of labor for a laugh is a little pricey, though. She wasn't buying.

However, she has tentatively agreed to me building Jacque's camp skiff when it comes available if it isn't over 22 feet. I'd build it anyway, but an authorized build is so much less painful. :lol:

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Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:44 pm

volunteers to take out, ...., .??
Heck, I'll take it out. The worse that can happen is that it sinks. Bring it to Crystal river in April :lol:
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Post by nort » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:06 pm

If my memory is correct, there was a guy a couple of years ago who was building canoes out of paper. He posted some pictures and I think he was going to sell a kit. Anyone else remember this or do I need to have a medication check.

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Post by ks8 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:26 am

jbo_c wrote:... an authorized build is so much less painful. :lol:
We need another acronym...

SAB

spouse authorized build.

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