I used a piece of cherry wood somebody gave be for the cutwater and it looks good. I wrapped the small piece of cutwater in the wet paper towels and aluminumMessage 1 of 6 , Jan 27, 2011View Source
I used a piece of cherry wood somebody gave be for the cutwater and it looks good. I wrapped the small piece of cutwater in the wet paper towels and aluminum foil and steamed it in the oven, easier than setting up the steamer again. I seated cutwater, keel, and rubrails in 3M 5200 adhesive (tough stuff, but cleans up with mineral spirits when wet). My rubrails were redwood simply because the lumber store had a beautifully clear piece for cheap. So far so good. Richard
--- On Thu, 1/27/11, Greg <gmreevesrodco@...> wrote:
From: Greg <gmreevesrodco@...>
Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Wood Choice/Selection for Snowshoe
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 8:39 AM
Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I am going to alter my plans just a little and make the rub rail, cutwaters, keel (if I use one), and possibly the gunwale and inwale out of a nice board of Mahogany that I have had for several years. I will have to scarf it to make it work but I think I will have enough. Should look pretty sharp and give it a little added toughness on those areas.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, a_wood_@... wrote:
> You'll be fine with all that you mentioned except the rub rail. That, the cutwaters and the keel should be hardwood. Your bending stock that you use for ribs will work here.
> I made a boat once with cedar rub rails... Slivers easily, after I jammed one of those nice long slivers up under my fingernail I changed my opinion on softwood rubrails!
> On my snowshoe arrow 14 I scarfed my bending stock (it was 8' ash) to get the length I needed for the rubrails. I used the ash as well for cutwaters and I didn't put (didn't want) a keel on.
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> From: "Greg" <gmreevesrodco@...>
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> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:17:15
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> Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Wood Choice/Selection for Snowshoe
> I know that this has come up time and again but I still have a few questions. Reading the directions,it says I "need straight grain, clear wood for the longitudinal memebers of the boat. Spruce, Douglas Fir, Mahogany or Poplar are the preferred woods." I take this to mean that I can use Poplar for the Keelson, Stringers, Gunwale, Inwale, Rub Rail, and possibly the floor boards. I have access to a lumber yard where I can by S2S poplar in 4/4 at 16' lengths. I would like to use this for the above mentioned pieces and then either Ash or Oak for the ribs. Does anyone see a problem with this?
> Thanks for your help.