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2 Wee Lassie 2 Canoes - Build Thread

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by Doppler9000, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Doppler9000

    Doppler9000 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hello,

    A few weeks ago I commissioned the building of a pair of 13' 6" Wee Lassie 2 canoes by Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats. I will post pictures that I have so far and more as the boat progresses further.

    Rick uses fishing line to clamp the strips. If you have any construction questions, post them here and I will forward them to Rick.

    John

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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
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    Doppler9000

    Doppler9000 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Second set.

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    Doppler9000

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    Number three.

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    Doppler9000

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    Number 4

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    Doppler9000

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    Number 5

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    Number 6

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    Doppler9000

    Doppler9000 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Number 7 - Up to date as of the posting date. Glass is the next step.

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  8. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Looks great !
    Building two at a time really saves time ! You machine your strips all at one time, and while your waiting for epoxy to cure on one, you can work on the other. And I believe you get better results.
    Jim
     
  9. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for the photos. Beautiful results. Is the fish line left in place as the planking is laid up? Is it snipped off flush at the seams? Thanks.

    R.C.
     
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    Doppler9000

    Doppler9000 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for the kind words.

    From Rick:

    "The fishing line is left in place until the whole boat is stripped, and then all of them are cut at the sheer and pulled out before sanding."
     
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    Doppler9000

    Doppler9000 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Four new images.

    From Rick:

    "I made and glued the gunwhales on your canoe today, and the second
    one has been sanded and I've applied the seal coat to the inside. It will
    get glass in the inside next, and then it's gunwhales, and yours will be
    ready for bulkheads and decks fore and aft."

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  12. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Lookin great !

    Bet you wish you had more clamps !

    Really enjoying your build !
    Love a twofer !

    Jim
     
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    Doppler9000

    Doppler9000 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks, Jim.

    I am the buyer - not the builder (Rick Crook is the builder). They say you can never have too many clamps...
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015
  14. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Sorry for my confusion!
    Looks like Rick is building a couple a canoes you'll be proud to own !
    Keep the pics coming and the launch !

    Jim
     
  15. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    How are the Lassies coming ?

    Jim
     
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    Doppler9000

    Doppler9000 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Jim - thanks for the prompt - I have a few more pictures to share...
     

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
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