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Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by chris pearson, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Heres some more in process shots. If anyone has interest in models, I'd be happy to share knowledge.

    Chris
     

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  2. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Those are absolutely cool as hell Chris. I want one for each foot. Think you could leave out the center thwart and screw a cross-country ski binding to the floor?
     
  3. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Chris

    Did I see you at the QWS last year? Nice model.
     
  4. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    yup

    That was me.
     
  5. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    We'll look for you again this year. I'm fixin' to call Bob and see if they are going.
     
  6. dumbquestionsguy

    dumbquestionsguy Name says it all, people.

    I assume that some sort of epoxy is used as a fastener, unless one whittles down tiny tiny brass tacks :) Interesting using a solid form - how do you derive the shape without using stations? By the way, they look amazing...
     
  7. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    yes and no....

    I have used stations before, and just fill in between with wood. Then carve down to the stations. I have also programmed the forms on a computer then cut them on a cnc mill. I am an industrial modelmaker and have access to Mastercam software and cnc milling machines. They do assure that the models are accurate and authentic. But, there is no reason you cant go the carving down to the stations route. I just made my Joy Boy remake that way. I do use gap filling super glue, not epoxy. Thanks for the interest, by the way.;)
     
  8. dumbquestionsguy

    dumbquestionsguy Name says it all, people.

    I think the previous owner of my house took their cnc milling machine with them when they left. At least, I didn't get one when I moved here. Looks like I'll be stationing/carving;) Now, if everything is 1/8th scale, ribs are what? 5/16"ish wide? and Planking is somewhere near 3/8"? Do you do all 40 ribs?
     
  9. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    scale it!

    If you have a full size canoe, use it for your dimensions and scale it by 1:8 or whatever scale your building in. Hardest part is getting white cedar down to .040" thick!
     
  10. dumbquestionsguy

    dumbquestionsguy Name says it all, people.

    so how do you get the radius on those tiny ribs...
     
  11. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    hand work

    Just sand the corners off with a pc of fine sandpaper. It goes quicker than you think.;)
     

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