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Project by indplswoodworking posted 06-22-2014 02:37 AM 1859 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the before and after view of the kayak I am constructing. Its always amazing to see the wood pop once the finish is applied. African Mahogany Okoume plywood this is 4mm thick.

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mikethetermite

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#1 posted 06-22-2014 02:39 AM

Looks great

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#2 posted 06-22-2014 03:31 AM

pretty wood and really pops.

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#3 posted 06-22-2014 09:05 AM

A significant endeavor. Is this your first one? Does it need to soak before it is waterproof? Any idea what the weight limit is for it? What are you plans for the inside, sitting on the floor or are you constructing a seat? I am very interested in learning more and fascinated ….
Great work

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indplswoodworking

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#4 posted 06-22-2014 11:09 AM

david , I started a lumberjocks forum on this entire process from the very beginning so I could look back on the process and share this experience with others. I figured it would be a nice way to document the process and hopefully inspire others to build a kayak or just anything. It also provides a very valuable timeline for me so I can see how long this has taken.

Check it out and follow along:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/60594

I did several modification on the free plans that I posted. I enlarged the cockpit so I could enter/exit the boat with greater comfort and I also build a small seat with backrest. I am over six foot so this is a nesessity. The boat if 14ft in length and should hold about 300 lbs.

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#5 posted 06-22-2014 07:23 PM

Great vessel, let us know how she handles

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 06-23-2014 05:37 PM

Awesome. Thanks for posting

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