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Canoe seat upgrade

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by killeroy154, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Not much to do with camping, but I mentioned to Northern Dancer that I liked his curved canoe seat a44fde1e916baa99967302ec8572599a.jpg so I started to make an upgrade style, like his. for my solo canoe 9bca9c5faf9d949c66f382cefaab63d7.jpg this is the standard flat seat that came with it.

    I had some ash wood from a tree that died in my neighbor's yard, it's a shame that all the ash trees are dieing. I started by splitting the log cb20af1d13feeac7f753ca0d80092eac.jpg 4a2dc995b7b3eb9ccf637140efedb9eb.jpg 90c8e60f6ef5c2be083f2091583bf530.jpg I believe it is black ash, identifiable by the dark center. After splitting part from log it bowed to a natural curve. I don't want to have to make a steamer, so I hope I can work with the curve, somewhat. Little extra trimming 6a19e5c2b7a03ff1c2281d41504d64bb.jpg I've never had to work with a natural curve like this, so excuse the pun, it is a real learning curve for me a4595229518150556afb885d13065440.jpg 6993c4dd160c999303b130a1f7009bdd.jpg cleaned up and took a break. d2e0f7f05467be370b2b958a735e4ed3.jpg c363794e445b23806c544105a133c495.jpg
     
  2. Looking Good! A little envious of your skills

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  3. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Thank you Bulldoginajeepwithacolt. I figured if I posted it I would have to finish, and not put it aside for long period of time. I saw someone on TV work wood by hand, and I thought I would give it shot. I've got a couple of months to kill till it cools enough for camping. I am thinking about using cane for the seat part, but I've never done that either.
     
  4. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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  5. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Worked on it some today. Chopped the mortise and cut the tenons 501de58a25fd36da44cbae132d3a2430.jpg Sat on it to test it for breakage Got it glued and clamped be5384790e94ab6cdfe03a53e526fc4a.jpg Maybe Sunday afternoon I can sand and polyurethane it. What should I cover it with? I thought about cane, but open for ideas.
     
  6. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Got the frame ready, but I'm stuck. e2047ed2b683eea46c36446d7e1b18b1.jpg it's 13 x 18 inches, yeh I got big behind. I want to do a plastic cane weave mat 2c73336c3b0b01e1a5e912111c4730cb.jpg but I'm to intimidated with routering the groove around. The slight bow in the seat frame makes it a little difficult, and I am not very good with a router. Unh
     
  7. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Finished my router work eb2af93777290f0409f5a6f95510b337.jpg not a perfect job, but I could clean it nicely. Thought I would set it up and sit on it to make sure it was sturdy..... ooh @$€^/ naw that's OK. Not going to get upset. 1fa41358d918bf0dca8c7b50d80374f4.jpg 0eb19ac42c3fe7bb066cf74fd9013e14.jpg I didn't anticipate the knot being a weak spot. I'm learning. I'll start over and do a better job.
     
  8. That stinks! But at least you will get time to perfect your router work on the next one.

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  9. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    upload_2017-8-24_21-32-32.jpeg What can I say? I feel badly for you.
     
  10. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Thank you bulldoginajeepwithacolt, yeh I really do need to learn to use a router. I seriously thought about just cutting groove with knife and wood chisel. Maybe I start again in couple weeks, and do better.

    9b3462a8d576c6fc34f81e3ffb7e87d3.jpg I love it! Thanks Dancer.
     
  11. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Starting again. 277cd1aeead9a08079ef3389fdf88160.jpg d0c8fc2f87dfe7e5d5d8539c7a2dbf6e.jpg made myself a beater hammer out of piece of 4x4. Trim it to rough size 0b44ca143bb879aee0c17aa125f86e75.jpg d767d2fa9043a593893dce601270a2ef.jpg 476d52c3a06cfd619307489b64af76d2.jpg I'll do better this time. Maybe have it done in a couple of weeks.
     
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