Cedar Strip Canoe Build # 29 Building A New Stand

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Blog entry by farmerdude posted 01-30-2016 11:35 PM 780 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t so much a canoe thing, but it’s something I need to do. I can’t leave the canoe sitting on the strongback, it’s too high. I need to make a new stand to put it on, and now is as good a time as any. You may have noticed from the pictures that my shop is a little crowded. The first thing I need to do is get rid of the strongback. I don’t want to take this one apart, so I will have to find someplace to put it. I need to move the canoe, so I put it up on my tablesaw.

The best place I can find to put it is on the ceiling. It will fit between the outlets and the ladder. Well, it will if I move a few things.

So I took the casters off, and the legs. Then I put in some eye screws, got some wire, and hung it up there. It’s really heavy, so if it ever falls I will be killed and not have to look forward to all that sanding, haha.

Now I will cut up some 2”x 4”s that my father brought down and see what I can come up with. He said some of the shorter pieces were used before, but I told him that was fine. So here is my first cut of the day.

It’s going to be one of those days. This is a carbide tipped blade and I can sharpen it. Let me show you my sharpening station. It’s between the lathe and the wall.

That’s right, you can’t even see it. I guess I’ll use another blade and this one will wait until the canoe is done.
I’m not sure what I’m building, I’ll figure it out as I go. Here I’ve made a couple of squares. I think I have a plan.

Do to room restrictions I need to move the canoe around like I did before. Thankfully I don’t part with much junk.

This takes care of the movable part.

They ended up being bigger than I needed but that is better than too small. Now to put on some uprights.

And maybe some straps.

Now to load up the canoe and adjust the straps.

I can tighten or loosen the straps to adjust the height. I can also adjust it by moving the canoe one way or the other if I only need a small adjustment. This way I can get it where I need it to do various jobs. There is a lot of sanding coming up and I can tip the hull to one side and sand while sitting in my chair.

There you have it, new stand, and ready to roll. It may be a couple of days before the next update, all there is to do now is sand. Pretty boring stuff. If something awesome happens during the sanding I will get a picture of it and put it on here, though that is not likely. Hopefully I will post something in a day or two, see you then.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 11:54 PM

Just remember ….
”Wax on, Wax off. Is same for sanding”

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#2 posted 01-31-2016 12:10 AM

Haha, you’ve got it Joe.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#3 posted 01-31-2016 12:52 AM

That’s a cool stand!!!. Have fun with all that sanding.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#4 posted 01-31-2016 02:15 AM

Love the stand. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 01-31-2016 02:48 AM

Great stand, cool idea.

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#6 posted 01-31-2016 07:05 PM

Thanks guys.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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