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Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progress)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:04 pm
by gerald
This will be a compilation of building tips, tactics, techniques, ideas, and anything else we think is worth saving for everyone to look at from time to time. Information about boat design will also be included. Heck--if pogo will post a treatise on the reasons and methods of rolling a kayak I'd certainly include that as well. There's a lot of information that we don't want to see scroll back and get lost in the poster's wasteland. There will be no posting on this thread. It is locked. I'll pick everything up from posts by everyone along the way. I'm not sure how to get this done, or how to organize it, but I know we want this to be easily searched by various categories. I will be working my way through all the threads looking for those little nuggets of wisdom and whimsy, fact and fiction (but it's gotta be good fiction). I may miss something. Don't hesitate to let me know if you think I've missed that jewel among the river gravel.

Below are some major categories that we may have. I may combine them, I may split them, I may toss them, and I may edit some for clarity, but we got to start somewhere. Help me out guys!

General Boat Building Stuff
S&G Boat Building Stuff
Strip Boat Building Stuff
Boat Design Stuff
Epoxy, Glue, and Adhesive Stuff stuff
Boat Finishing stuff
Rigging Stuff
Paddle Stuff--Design, Building, and Finish
Plans--Lofting and Layout
Hand and Power Tools
Boat Building Materials
Material Suppliers
Misc. Stuff
Just plain weird ideas
Good ideas

Ok...ya'll get the idea. Now--let's see how we can get this done....

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:16 pm
by gerald
S&G Boat Building Stuff


Fitting the kayak pieces
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=120422

Cable ties or wire for stich and glue
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122009

Strip built panels for S&G
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122010&p=1271758#p1271758

Best plywood for stitch and glue
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=125441

What is checking
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=129157

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:19 pm
by gerald
Strip Building Stuff


Wood selection
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121121

Building a simple external strong back.
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122387

Lumber question for a strip built.
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122424

Cypress Kayaks
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122512

Stems and strips
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=127444

Doing a simple external stem
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=128999

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:25 pm
by gerald
Paddle Stuff--design, building, and finish.

Varnish or Epoxy for Refinishing a Wood Kayak Paddle
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=119464

Paddle recmendations
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121328

carbon fiber repair question
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122409

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:36 pm
by gerald
Plans--lofting and layout


template material
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=119704

Forms for 4 different boats
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122288

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:42 pm
by gerald
Hand and Power Tools


Power tools
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=119612

More Power Tools: Pride of your shop?
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=119665

Necessary tools to build a boa
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=119914

Staple guns
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122102

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:45 pm
by gerald
Rigging Stuff


Anchor set-ups
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=119456

toggles or handes for kayaks
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=120541

Soft pad eyes
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=120733

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:47 pm
by gerald
Boat Finishing


WAXING???
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=119808

varnish recomendations
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121689

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 7:53 pm
by gerald
Boat Building Materials


Glue - the other adhesive
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=120126

Favorite Paints, Favorite Resins, Favorite fillers
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=120358

Went to McCoy's today...
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121568

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 8:09 pm
by gerald

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 8:12 pm
by gerald
General Boat Building Stuff


Questions about the new boat
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121096

what kind of resin
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121193

FIRST PROBLEM
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121592

Duckworks Magazine and the Kayak Forum
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121903

Epoxy - G-Flex by West - Thumbs down
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121976

Glossary link for the Sticky How-To ?
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121733

Question from an epoxy nubey
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122295

Forms for 4 different boats
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122288

US Composites vs Raka vs ??
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122315

How much glass and epoxy?
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122403

cloth thickness
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122674

Filets
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122459

Epoxyworks
http://www.epoxyworks.com/

Carbon Fiber Repair Question
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122409

Epoxy and cloth questions
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122581

Graphite Powder
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=125622

Epoxy/graphite/silica
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=126093

Hey Gurus
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=128504

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Thu May 28, 2009 8:16 pm
by gerald
Boat Design Stuff


apples oranges and onions
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121106

Raising a seat
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121327

Selway Fisher Esk 14
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121030

The new boat
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121395

Picking Geralds head
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121400

20" X 20' Stiletto
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121533

Chine and keel questions
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122098

Speed
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=122843

Lateral stability and kayak design
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121544

Hull Design questions
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=124059

Boat Design
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=126764

Kayak versus Canoe versus Pirogue
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=129495

Boat length versus weight
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=129790

Why
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=129827

Re: Building Tips, Tactics, and Techniques (a work in progess)

PostPosted:Sat May 30, 2009 10:50 am
by gerald
Material Suppliers

I will be listing specific material, hardware, and rigging suppliers threads here. This is not an endorsement of anybody. Be aware that some places charge exorbinate prices for various items. Look around--compare. If you find a good supplier with fair prices please make a post. I'll add it here.

Clarks Hardwoods
http://www.clarkshardwoodlumberco.com/index.php
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121472

USComposites
http://www.uscomposites.com/

Sweet Composites
http://www.sweetcomposites.com/

Redwoods Inc.
623 Esther
Waco, Texas 76714
They have redwood and some cedar in stock. They can order A grade WRC in long lengths if you need it--which I did. They've always been very easy to work with.

Home Depot
Lowes
McCoy's

Misc. woods, various hardware, finishing material and supplies, tools.

Houston Hardwoods
http://www.houstonhardwoods.com/