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Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by chris pearson, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Guys,
    I'm looking for something to replicate cane in 1/5th scale. Has to be spot on, perhaps I'll try splitting real cane to .040" wide. Any thoughts?:rolleyes:
     
  2. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Chris,
    You'll surely go blind, unless you have trained a mouse to weave that for you.
     
  3. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Chris:

    Try H H Perkins Co. You can reach them at: hperkinsco@hhperkins.com. Or just Google for H H Perkins; they have all kinds of info on their website. They make different widths right down to a very fine, or smaller. Great service. Last year, I wanted some fine material to repair a seat in my old 42" Carleton sample model. They sent me yards of the stuff for $10, including mailing; way more than I could ever use. I could send you some if you think it would work.

    Let me know how you make out.

    Roger
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Roger,
    I just ordered some 1.2 mm cane. Thanks a ton for the tip!!!!!!;)
     
  5. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    You're welcome, Chris. Actually, it was Ralph Disley of 'Little Bear Canoes', Milo, ME, a fellow model maker, who passed the tip along to me last year. So, I must really give credit where it is due. I believe Ralph is also a WCHA member.

    Roger

    PS: I reverted to a different form of modelling this past winter; something I haven't done in 50 years.
     

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  6. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Nice Fokker, Roger. What scale is it in?
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Very cool. Remote control or static?
     
  8. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Not exactly sure of the scale, Rob. I believe the full span of the top wing is 50". It is a kit model of English manufacture, made for radio-controlled flight, but I left the real engine and radio stuff out as I simply wanted it as a static display to hang in my rec room. Last summer I tried my hand at a P-51 Mustang, 60" wing span, again just for display. I needed a break from collecting the model canoes, and I guess the visions of these old 'war birds' emerged from childhood memories and unfulfilled dreams of long ago.

    It's been 50 years since I last held an Exacto knife with any serious intent. Learned what it was like to stab myself all over again, and get my fingers covered in glue and well stuck together. These modern CA adhesives are great, but damned hard to get hands unstuck from where they're not supposed to be. I've decided to retire all over again, and leave it to the 'younger crowd' like Chris, who does a far, far better job anyway.

    Roger (the old Fokker)
     

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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Did you know that a piece of me is in every canoe model I make? Literally, I stick myself to just about every model at least once! I hurts leaving your fingerprint stuck to some planking!:rolleyes: I made a couple remote control fabric airplanes, the 1st one a friend crashed trying to show me how to fly. The second, I made and sold right after I finished it, didnt have the heart to fly it.
     
  10. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    [leave it to the 'younger crowd' like Chris,]

    I was given Wooden Canoe magazines last night from 1989 and 1990. Young Christopher Pearson was mentioned. Maybe he's not as young as he looks.
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Wow, that really hurts Dave. I think I did join around '82. You figure it out.:confused:
     
  12. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    1982?

    Wow, in 1982 I was still riding around in a ahem----speed boat. So, how is it you look so much younger than Me? Maybe I wised up to canoes late in life. It is interesting to read through the old Mags and see how some names have changed and some stayed the same. And how the magazine itself has matured over the years. Did you know the 10 year anniversary issue was $7.50? In 1989?
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    See, you should have joined the brotherhood a long time ago, it's all that clean livin that keeps you young.:D
     

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