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I'm terrified of freezing. Back in my youth I hitch hiked all over the US even in the dead of winter and came very close to freezing to death a few times even becoming unconscious twice so rolling around in snow is right off my list of things to do ,but I love the idea of the sauna and may just build one if the Mrs lets me. Some things we just have to get permission to do. Ticking off the Mrs is never a good idea.
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The seat is one designed by Martin Step at Green Valley Boats. A bit of work but worth it for the comfort and comments.I built the Ranger in about 6 or 7 weeks but that included taking one hull, completely glued up, and burning it. Too many gaps. Great learning experience. worked 7 days a week for at least 8 hours a day and a lot of them 16 hours.I didn't loose money selling them, but your figure per hour isn't far off! Their both hanging from ceilings of the purchasers.I'm in the process now, of getting everything together to build the 16' Prospector and another Wee Lassie for my grandson who just turned 7.One trick i learned is to sand the outside down with a 9" air opperated DA designed for autobody work. 30 minuets with 36-40 grit and your ready to do the 80grit sanding with a 5 or 6 inch electric da. No plane, scraper or anything. Very easy to keep fair with that 9" disk.
Very nice. Very decorative. Did you make the seats? I saw a photo of those somewhere on line. My first was a prospector ranger and took me about 5 months working a little at a time. I also made a Freedom 16ft. with an asymmetrical hull, and 2 strip kayaks.I use the Freedom for most of my trips to Quetico.I've been thinking about building to sell but figured I figured I'd be making about $1.50/hour.Thanks for reading and commenting.
Beautiful canoe. How long did it take you to build it.I built a Prospector Ranger about 5 or 6 years ago, and a year later a Wee lassie. Iused cypress for both of them since it was locally available.It's strange, running across this today because just this morning my wifesaid I should build another one.I sold my forms a few years ago and in a computer crash shortly after, lost allthe pdf files I had of the forms I had lofted out. Going to have to start fromscratch again!
Bonjour.Merci beaucoup pour la lecture.My wife is a high school French teacher and I know a little, very little. Un peu.The book was enough but I wish I would have read a few different books. some things in this books were a little confusing and the dimensions in drawings were hard to read.I purchase most of my wood on e-bay. look for deals. Using clamps was ok, not sure what you mean by "go bar deck". I estimate the cost was about $350 US dollars. You could spend much more, because some wood is very expensive. I used good wood but on the less expensive end. It sometimes bothers me that I could have bought a fairly nice guitar for not much more. But....I like the end result, I play it all the time now. Your home or your friends is fine. The advantage with home is you can work on it anytime you want, in small increments of time or all night long if you wish. A band saw is handy to have. Also if you have access to a good drum sander or thickness planer, that would help. I borrowed a laminate trim router from my neighbor for the binding slots. A drill press is very handy also.Feel free to ask more questions if you like. I'm not an expert by any means but I have the experience of one build. I'm working on two more now.
hello! First of all, you realized one of my dream. playing self composed music on a self constructed guitar. The job you did is wonderful. I have a few questions.First, was the book and some sites sufficient to go through the whole process?Do you have a source for the wood? If it was to re do, would you buy a go bar deck? or using clamps was ok? how much did it cost you? how long did you take to do it?I'm thinking about going to my friends wood shop, is it a good idea or regular home equipement is fine?sorry for my english, french here.thanks a lot for sharing all this info
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