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Whitehall Bucket List Build

On June 1, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Human Powered, by mccollumj
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Planning Stages: One of my “bucket list” items has always been, “Build a wooden rowboat from scratch”.  However, you need many things to accomplish this task. Besides all of the tools necessary to cut and shape wood accurately you also need a place to do the work and above all, THE TIME TO DO IT!! […]

Think Before You Fiberglass

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THINK BEFORE YOU FIBERGLASS   You are ready to apply the fiberglass covering to the boat you are building. All of the screw holes and imperfections have been filled and sanded smooth. You even took great care to minimize sanding over the Douglas-fir plywood surface as you knew that would accentuate the grain and cause […]

About Sheet Plywood

On July 13, 2012, in Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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Plywood is wonderful stuff. It’s lightweight, stiff, strong and readily available in most areas. However, it is limited as to the shape it can be formed. Sheet plywood requires a developable surface or it won’t bend in place. The designer uses a method often referred to as “conendric” development. This uses a segment of a cone […]

Side Planking Complete

On June 21, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, by areame
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NOTE: See areame’s earlier blog post about building a Glen-L Squirt in Grand Haven, Michigan here. I have epoxied and screwed both side panels into place. I then sanded down any exposed screws and covered them with a mahogany filler, which was also sanded down after it had hardened. I had a little extra space […]

Super Spartan Build by Roberta Part 4

On January 12, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, Outboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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To read the previous posts in this series, click the links below: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3  December 2, 2011 I haven’t accomplished much lately as I am waiting for the mahogany for the coamings, sheers and carlings. It’s supposed to be here by Dec. 6th, but that is not cast in stone. I […]

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