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Nice Job on the canoe Sawdustjack....

I just love wooden boats..:yes: :yes: :yes:
 

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Thank Ya Kindly Dear Sir ..
If ya think you're short of clamps , build one o these thingys , and you'll have plenty to spare when you finish ..
Also it helps to start out bald hedded , I did , so I didnt have too much hair to pull out ..
Slow going , very slow going .. Went thru a lot of worm dirt building that thing ..
 

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Jack, what does that thing weigh? It looks real good. What did you use for the outside finish? And, what part of Bama are you from?
 

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1) Its pretty light , about 75 pounds maybe ...
2) Spar Varnish over fiberglass ..
3) mail address is Prattville , jus across the river from Montgomery , we're out in the county , no city limit signs for me ..
 

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Yeah I know where u be Stew :gunsmilie:
Due west of Laurel and Nortwest of Hattiesburg , on 84 .. and hhmm lemme think here ... 49 ??? Yep , you at or near 84 and 49 crossing :icon_wink: ..
Been thru there , is about same size town I growed up in :thumbup:
Small , so small in fact it makes small look big :thumbsup:
Way I likes it ..:yes:
Thanks fer the kind werds :notworthy:
 

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Yeap, you nailed it on the head. I don't live too far from the interchange right now. Here in the near future, I plan to relocate to Seminary where my land is.
 

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SDJ that's fantastic work. My dad used to do boat repairs on the side when he was in the navy. He took on some pretty serious re-builds too. i can remember wanting to stay up all night helping him, smelling that fiberglass. I loved it. Maybe that's what happened to my braincells. :laughing:

Most folks, even many woodworkers, don't have any idea how much work goes into a project like your canoe. Great job.:thumbsup:

Is that Eastern Red Cedar (Juniper)?
 

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Beautiful canoe!. Bending wood is a real science and takes a ton of patience (from what I'm told, I haven't been brave enough to try yet).

A buddy of mine takes game photos and got a real nice shot of a mother bear and her cubs. He approached me about making a real nice frame and donating it for an auction for a friend that died of leukemia last year. The proceeds were going to his two boys' college fund. I donated the spalted maple and he matted it with some walnut. Sorry about the cropped photo, the file was too big to get it all--
 

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Beautiful JP.

FYI, you can download a free trial version of xat HERE and you can resize so easy it's not funny, so that you will not have to crop anymore to get the filesize you need.

i downloaded my copy well over a year ago and I have never been required to pay for it. Dunno why. Maybe it was a free version and not a trial after all?
 

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Tex I wuz in the Navy too .. 12 years .. Yep is eastern red cedar .. Darn near wore out a table saw ripping that cedar into workable pieces ..
Patience ?? How about a couple hours just to get two pieces mated up purrfect , then clamped and glued up , and walk away for the rest of the day to let it cure ..
It was fun , and I enjoyed it , but I dont think I'll do it again ..
 
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