Matz's 17-inch canoe - Pear wood

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Hello everybody,

this is my first build log here, so please forgive me the mistakes I will make as expected :rolleyes:

After I have received the wood delivery from Sergey, I now can start with the construction report.
A 17" canoe is planned because the corresponding wood cutting only allows this size.

First, cut all stations out of 3mm plywood and sanding them to perfect "twins". They all got a cut in the upper and lower area to mark the centerline.

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Then scribing the baseboard as recommended.

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Fixing the stations with hot glue and adjusting them. Here you have to work quite quickly.

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The alignemet shoud be sufficient.

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Now tried the first plank, nothing has been beveled yet.

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The gap on station 3 is a little too far I think.

Should I reduce the width of station #2 to get a better fitting?

Thank you for your interest
matz
 
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Should I reduce the width of station #2 to get a better fitting?

Thank you for your interest
matz
Hello Matz,
Yes you can adjust station 2 by a little less than 1 mm at the horizontal line.

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When you test fit and install the first strip. please see this post:


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First I reduced the horizontal diameter on station #2 from 78mm to 76mm, this has reduced the gap.

Then fixed the first plank with nails 0.8mm on station #2 and #5.
After beveling station#8 I glued the second plank with wood-glue and fixed it with modified foldback clips.

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Next will be a plank of pine wood to get some "contrast"

matz
 

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Hallo @matz ,
looking very good - so do not stop to post regularly photos and reports of your work on the canoe.
Unfortunately I am still waiting for my wood from bibigon - now it is in the austrian custom since ONE week already
 
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Hi matz :)
welcome aboard , It looks like a very nice start and promises, Our site has lovely people who will be happy to assist you with advice, professional knowledge and a kind word. Lots of success in the construction process, I will continue to follow in anticipation
 
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The hull has just been closed. The last few stripes were particularly difficult.

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Unfortunately I made a mistake right at the beginning of the underside planking, which I noticed a little late and then corrected.

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The first grinding work has already been carried out.
I will probably also attach an outer keel. ;)

matz
 
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Most people will never notice the two strips together instead of once from each side, the canoe looks good so far.
Overall you are doing better than I did on my actual first build (canoe) and had to disguise more problems than I like but in the end will probably not be noticed by a casual viewer. The completion phases seem to be when the canoe begins to come to life and really shines with the final finishes. We will have a nice fleet in our group with your addition and more to come. PT-2
 
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