yophotoman's journal of diy projects

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About This Site .................. pg 1
DIY Sailboat .................. pg 2
DIY Rowboat .................. pg 3
DIY Wood Shed .................. pg 4
Amateur Radio .................. pg 5
Radio Station .................. pg 6
Radio Clubs .................. pg 7
Christian Author .................. pg 8
Bible Websites .................. pg 9
The Iconclast .................. pg 10
Gardening .................. pg 11
Photography .................. pg 12
Writers Guild .................. pg 13
DIY Computers .................. pg 14
 
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I Do Love Boats! Even Rowboats

Three years after the sailboat build, I decided to experiment with a new building technique: canvas skin stetched over a wooden rib frame. That actually turned out pretty well and I recorded lots of video and took tons of picutres. I recorded my efforts in a series of videos on Youtube. I didn't do chronical of the build online, like I did the for the sailboat. However, eventually, I hope to get most of the pictures posted online. If I do, the link will be posted here.

Every rib had to be milled from the 2x4's, scarf cut, assembled and glued. That in itself was a major project. The top gunnels had to be steam bent into an arch to fit the shape of the boat. Steam bending did not go well. My first effort failed and I had to throw away the main gunnels. Then I had to buy more lumber, re-mill and try again. Once I got that far, then I used thickened epoxy and staples to assemble the frame. I stained the frame and then covered it with a kayak canvas. The canvas is sealed with several layers of varnish.
All in all, a wonderful project which taught me a number of skills, most of which I'll not likely use again but ... you never know.

first video of the build series on youtube