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#1 posted 05-11-2011 09:21 AM


Think I might have ben a little to Vague about “Full Size Plans”. They are Full Size “Profiles” of the “Form Pieces” (1/2” or 3/4” Plywood) that you attach Standing Vertically to a “Strongback” that is probably attached to “Saw Horses” or has Legs of it’s own.

The Canoe is basically Upside down at this Point. The “Forms” are spaced (18” to 22”apart) from one end of the Strongback/Canoe to the other. You “Lay Up” (Glue & Staple/Nail) the 1/4”x3/4’ Cedar or Pine Strips ONTO those “Forms” (Horizontally) running from one end of the Canoe to the other until you’ve completed the “Bottom or Hull” of the Canoe.

Once that is complete a LOT of Scrapping and Sanding to smooth it all down, then 2/3 Layers of Fiberglass Epoxied on.

The Book I speak of above is ONLY Canoes. I’ve had my copy for at least 12/15 Years. The Price Tag says $10.95.

BUT! There would be a HUGE Difference between this Book and one that had Full Size Furniture Plans.

Hope that explains it. I’ll keep this Post on MY “Watch List” if you need more Info., or you can PM me if you’d rather.


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