Cedar Strip Canoe Build # 31 Inside Sanded, Ready For Filler

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Blog entry by farmerdude posted 02-07-2016 10:51 PM 1257 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to report. I’ve been sanding and scraping on the inside of the hull. I did what I could with the random orbit, then the scrapers. Neither would work in the points, so I just grabbed a piece of paper and did them by hand. It’s not perfect yet but that doesn’t matter because I have to sand it all again after filling the gaps. By the time all the little things are done, the inside will be smooth and ready for glass.

I did not do fills today because the snowblower acted up yesterday. I took a few pictures because I repaired it with wood. I bought it new in 1994 so some of the parts are no longer available. The drive chain keeps coming off so I made an idler out of wood. It lasted since last winter before wearing out, so I can’t complain. The old one just held pressure on the chain, the new one I made from ash, and made it round.

Sorry there wasn’t more progress. Between breakdowns and Dr. appointments it’s been tough getting any shop time. I plan on filling the holes and gaps tomorrow, hopefully nothing comes up. If I get out there I will have an update tomorrow evening. See you then.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 12:01 AM

Good job on the snow blower. I hate hand sanding. I can sand all day with a orbital, but hand sanding wears me out in about an hour. Hope your scrapers get most of it.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 01:01 AM

Great save on the snowblower, winter has a way of delaying us.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 04:33 PM

I concur on hand sanding. That has got to be one of the “suckiest” jobs there is !

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 06:26 PM

Love the fix on the snowblower. Sanding is not my fav thing to do either. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 10:24 PM

Thanks all.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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