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  • lsippell commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Flint and Spark Wheel Fire Starter3 weeks ago
    Flint and Spark Wheel Fire Starter

    Great idea. But I think brass tubing would be stronger and will solder just as easy.

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  • lsippell commented on jimmar57's instructable Building A Cedar Strip Canoe3 months ago
    Building A Cedar Strip Canoe

    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 ...see more »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.

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  • lsippell commented on jimmar57's instructable Building A Cedar Strip Canoe3 months ago
    Building A Cedar Strip Canoe

    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!

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