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  1. Beautiful! Thank you for such great and informative build logs. The tutorials along the way will be a reference for me that will certainly improve my model building
  2. Welcome! Looking forward to seeing your build log on the forum.
  3. Thank you. And thank you for calling me out on my original plan. I appreciate the interest and guidance.
  4. Half hull planking project. Gotta work on my planking chops before I get into the big guns. 😁
  5. And finally, I glued in the seats and thwarts. I also had to clean out the gunwales where debris, sawdust and glue had deposited between the ribs. Today was all CA glue. I used CA for all gluing. I noticed that it created a bit of “orange peeling” on the paint when I applied too much. Is that typical? I took a picture with Pepe as the sternman before sending him back home to my sis. I am calling this project complete. Thanks for all the likes and comments. I learned new skills and lots about canoe restoration on this one. My next projuct is the half hull planking project.
  6. I turned my attention to the outwale and glued them in place. As you can see I went simple (KISS principle) and decided against any double gunwale. I had conversations with a local canoe restoration club and never really achieved a consensus on size so... I took the easy way out and cut off the lip and went for a traditional shape. Once they were in place, I glued on the keel.
  7. Rainy weather allowed me to spend a little time in the workshop. I made brass stems. I used the Drexel tool to sand down a .125” brass rod. I used the back end of a framing hammer as an anvil. Made one to my satisfaction. Then the trick is to see if can I duplicate that. Usually not but this time I got lucky and made a pretty fair duplicate on the next attempt.
  8. I think it looks great, I’d be proud to have that as mine. But I know how it is, we are our own worst critics!
  9. I really wanted a two tone paint job on this canoe so I decided to try to take my airbrushing skills up a notch. I was able to lay down this cadmium yellow. I’m glad I tried, I like the way it turned out. also, my sister made a doll of our Grandfather (something about her daughter’s school project). She mailed it to me so he could take a row in the dinghy, and later in the canoe. Here’s my Pepe in the dinghy. The orange vest is his life jacket. I asked her to make that since was going in the boat. 😁

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