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Iowa Traveler

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by Jim Dodd, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Here's a pic of my Oldest son's first build. IMG_0744.jpg

    He has been after me to help him build a stripper, for some time.. I've always put him off, because his life is so busy and stressful. I remember that building these strippers has been a Stress relief for me.
    I had strips cut, and beaded and coved from last Summer, and so we pulled the trigger.

    My version of the Iowa Traveler, is arrived at by shortening the forms of an Arkansas Traveler, designed to be 15' long. I set them for a 14' build.
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Ben finally made it home to work on his canoe. Strips are fitted, staples pulled. I'll fill staple holes, and a few broken coves.
    We'll be seal coating Friday night. Then laying glass down Saturday.
    here's some pics.

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    Jim
     
  3. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    It's looking pretty good...
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Oh I almost forgot the most important one !
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    The Grand daughter pulling staples, a big help !

    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    The Iowa Traveler is sanded and ready to glass this weekend.
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    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    The Traveler is glassed, a few pics

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    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Ben has the Traveler sanded on the outside, so we pulled her off the forms.


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    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Here's another shot that shows the Rushton influence.
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    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Finally back at Ben's Traveler.
    Working on a backrest, that will pivot in blocks attached to the inwhales.
    Here's a few pics.
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    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Finished the Traveler.
    Here's a few pics.
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    Watco needs to dry a little more, and then I'll get her to the river

    Jim
     
  11. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nice work and an interesting seat.
    Cheers :)
    Alick
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Alick !

    It's actually a backrest, that will pivot, and work as a kneeling thwart. It might be too high to use as a seat, but it is sturdy enough to.

    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Was able to get the Traveler on the water today, 3 miles of river.
    I fell in love with this little canoe ! Old Henry Rushton knew what he was doing when he designed the Arkansas Traveler !
    Wife took a few pics, so I could check the trim. Turned out great !

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    Jim
     

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