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fun with strippers!

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by Andre Cloutier, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    The chemical kind, after teak brightener. Now to varnish, cane and enjoy.
    Bad shot of a framework i welded up and put on casters, great for washing off stripper and brightener and moving around for work.
     

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  2. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Looks like a beauty, Andre. Can you tell us more about it? Who made it? Looks like it cleaned up very nicely.

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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Thanks Michael,
    you might not get too jazzed about it though, its 16' cedarstrip built in the late '70s at Burleigh Falls, Ontario. I got it used when I was 15 and it needs refinishing, I'm doing it up in memory of my late Father. It had ash coamings and kingplanks with dome head screws, along with oak and babiche seats. Not terribly pretty, but I've milled walnut for replacements to go over the butternut decks, and I've built cherry seats to cane that will go with the cherry thwart. Now for the final prep and 6 or 7 coats of Captains, inside and out...
     
  4. Steve Lapey

    Steve Lapey LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nice job!

    That is going to be a beauty, Andre. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Thanks Steve, just sanding 2 runs:mad: out of the 5th hull coat and fitting the new walnut coamings and kings, seats are in and floorboards next. Candadian filler is curing, then its paint and gunwales and off to paddle...Have you put Killbear on your calendar for the fall?
     

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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2010
  6. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Andre, you suck.
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    almost done...

    walnut to go on and a new wanigan to go in it, after some more varnish. off to the Muskoka river soon...:D
     

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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    almost there

    the river is calling, stembands and floorboards and we're off to paddle:D
     

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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Fun with strippers is over.

    Stembands tonite and we get it wet. 'Nother one done, off to sand hardened filler.
     

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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Done!

    Currently sanding high build primer, no rest for the wicked.
     

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