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Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by DAVID EDGERLY, Jan 10, 2013.


    DAVID EDGERLY Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I am ready to start planking this canoe and have a small amount of quarter sawn lumber,What would be best for garboard plank to be made from . I am using northern white cedar and have mostly flat sawn. I am concerned about the twist to make the garboard go where it has to. Dan are you with me?
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    When working with Geoffrey Burke, we have always used reasonably well-quartered cedar for all of the strakes. He works hard at finding good boat wood.

    That said, there is a lot of flatsawn planking in Rushton canoes. Mine are in not-so-easily accessible storage at the moment so I can't look to see if there is a pattern to use.

    You may need to steam the garboard plank ends, depending on how much twist there is. For the record, we did not need to steam the garboards of the Burly Laddie...

  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Dan, you are doing a fantastic job of dribbling out hints regarding your and Geoff's book. I'd be happy to proof a copy....

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