|Project by AMC||posted 09-18-2012 02:52 PM||2061 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
It may not be fine woodworking, but it is very functional. Finished it up a couple of weeks ago, and have been using it ever since. Made of exterior ply, cedar, and fiberglass, it’s fairly durable, small enough to fit in the back of my truck without needing racks, and only weighs 41 pounds. It’s about perfect sized for 1 adult, but I can put a child in with me on calm water. The most fun part of building it was painting it, 700+ scales airbrushed on. I couldn’t find any ‘how-to’ online, so I had to come up with my own method. The next on will be in snake scales!
Stitch and glue construction, 6mm ply on the bottom, 4mm (they said 5, but it was 4) on the sides. 3.5 oz fiberglass covering the outside, with 9oz tape on the seems. Cedar rub rails and breasthook. I thought long about leaving the cedar bright, cause I like the look of cedar, but I could not get a joint I was happy with the looks of, so it got painted. (I also could not find any 12 foot long pieces of clear cedar near me)
-- Making the best of what I have!