Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

michaelrandrews

Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes
Well, It was quite the learning curve. The stern tip repair and the one plank replacement (because I put my hammer through it clinching tacks) went well, striping was a messy chore, I got schooled with the Snappy Teak-Nu and my back aches from all the sanding. Now I feel I am ready to move on to my next phase. I want to thank all of you for all the support and knowledge you have given me over the past several weeks. Attached are some photos thus far.

Again, thank you,

Michael
 

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One Big Problem.

You are slowing up.

How long until the next canoe?

Fitz
 
Micheal,

It's looking very nice, good work.

And Fitz, is right, you need to be planning on the next one. :)
It's just not right to not have any projects waiting.

Dan
 
linseed oil

The linseed oil made the wood darker than I expected. However I did achieve a even tone across the whole canoe, until the oil started to dry now I have found some graying areas and a very uneven tone of the wood. I am thinking I may have to start over with the snappy teak-nu again. See the attached photos and tell me what you think. The first photo is when I first applied the oil and the second two days later. I am pretty stressed out about this.

Michael
 

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See response in your new thread. The darker, somewhat blotchy looks is a normal consequence of finish drying. It will go away with coats of varnish.
 
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