|Project by jomem||posted 02-06-2012 06:48 PM||2773 views||9 times favorited||13 comments|
Started this project on 1/21. She will be 19’. Didn’t dream about making a 19 footer but after talking to a friend, I am. He mentioned that his father-in-law(Rex) made a few canoe and so the story begins. Met with Rex to pick his brain on the process any insights he had learned. By the end of our meeting, he had graciously offered to allow me to use his strongback then he really stepped up to plate & offered to come to my shop, help w/ set up & assist in starting the first few strips. WOW.
Anywho, so I set off on my journey. Found some 1×4x20 clear cedar. Cut it to 1/4” then ran all the strips through my router to cut the flute & bead. The accent strip is walnut w/ aspen diamond inlays made on the mortise press & aspen stock milled to 3/8” to fit the hole. Rex has made an addition to his stations by adding a groove to allow for clamping so there is no need for staples. Genius he was with this idea. Makes the stripping much easier. So glue, tape & clamps & here we go.
a special thanks to Rex!!!
I have added a picture of the groove routed into the station for clamping.