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    Retarding Drying of Wood

    Thanks guys for the info. I have watched the Pirogue Maker many of times and still amazed at his talent. Just can't let this die. Will take the ideas you all provided and put it to good use. The time required with steel to remove the linseed oil would be worth preventing any cracking. Also...
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    Retarding Drying of Wood

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    Retarding Drying of Wood

    Getting ready to begin a dugout project. Couple years ago I built a half of a dugout from a grow back cypress log. I had the outside shape and approximately 90% complete. I started on the inside and once I got about 60% of the material removed from the bow section I started having minor...
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    paddle protection

    I use "several" coats of tongue oil orignally then two coats of liquid plastic or a good oil base paint for hunting paddles. I make my paddles out of 2"x6"x6' ash boards. They are much easier to work wet with a hatchet and draw knife. If not fully dried before sealing it will rot from the...
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    Free gift for a Uncle John builder

    Are they the curved style or the straight. Building a cypress plank pirogue but need curved stems. Haven't been satisfied with curved ones I have built yet.
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    My cold weather labours

    Very nice work. Us south La. boys won't have anything on you. Really nice shape on prigoue on the white table. What style is it called and where did you get the plans if any? Never seen a strip hull before. How are the individual strips attached to each other? Is Brent Tx anywhere close to...
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    Graphite Usage

    Dang, I don't think I ever received such a well answered question as this one. All the info is well appreciated and a great learning experience. Will probably be asking more about this process in the future once I start building a plank pirogue meant for duck hunting. The dugout which will be...
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    Graphite Usage

    In reading many post I have come across the mention of this material often. Best I can figure is that it is added to paint or epoxy. Is this for durability or is it for a slicker surface for easier paddling??. Could someone educate me on this process and its usage. :?:
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    Getting Feet Wet

    I wouldn't even let trained beavers close to that log. Tools consist of old broad axe, flat, curved, and bowl adz, draw knife, spoke shave, box scraper, wood planes and chisels. I accumulated all over Ebay in the last couple years. Once I learn how the attach pics, I'll post it. If you ever...
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    Getting Feet Wet

    Good idea Jack. Hope I have enough done to make it look like a pirogue. Live only about an hour away and should make conversational piece. Fact, maybe could give away chips that are personally cut by visitors. Would speed up the process and cut down on the work for me. But the work is what is...
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    Getting Feet Wet

    Thanks Richard, Nice video, A little different approach than what I have seen. There is another one titled "The Pirogue Maker" that is pretty good also but not a lot of audio. Be be visiting the NSU Cajun Boat Building workshop today in Lockport La. They build mostly plywood and plank pirogues...
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    Getting Feet Wet

    Have been reading forum for the last few months. Just retired and getting ready to build a dugout pirogue. Got a 38" X 16' sinker log. Last spring I practiced on a piece of tidewater cypress on flare and and outside shape. Have to say it looked pretty good but not perfect. Anyone has any info...