Skin-on-frame kayak.

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Project by woodbot posted 09-16-2018 01:44 PM 1272 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These skin-on-frame kayaks are a modified PBK-14 (Percy Blandford), overall length 13’. Marine fir plywood frames with Western red cedar stringers. African mahogany and copper trim. The frames are wrapped with cotton duck canvas – 15 oz for the hull and 12 oz for the deck, followed by several coats of spar varnish. Although I haven’t weighed them they are easy enough to load on my van.

The frames were cut using my home-built CNC router.

An easy and enjoyable paddle too.

-- Terry Osnach, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 02:36 PM

Very nice looking boats. I build one in 2012 using the offset tables in book to draw the patterns for the frames. It was a great project and very fun to build.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 03:18 PM

nice work!

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 09-16-2018 10:18 PM

AWESOME I love it. This is on my bucklist i just seem to keep putting it off. You have done a great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 09-17-2018 01:19 AM

Quite amazing. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-17-2018 04:01 AM

Incredible! Be sure to watch the CNC video.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#6 posted 09-17-2018 11:41 AM

This is a beautiful vessel and so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 09-17-2018 12:29 PM

Very nice work here, great looking kayaks.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 09-17-2018 09:19 PM

Nice job. Like kayak a lot. You make a great work on these. Congratulations…and enjoy

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#9 posted 09-17-2018 09:22 PM


-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 09-18-2018 02:26 PM

Great build on the kayak, I have built several and think this is the only way to go.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 09-19-2018 10:08 AM

Lovely shape and well made.

-- Bosun, Tasmania,

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#12 posted 09-22-2018 05:38 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#13 posted 09-22-2018 06:02 PM

Thanks for the thumbs up!

-- Terry Osnach, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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