Cedar Strip Canoe Build # 45 Poly Yoke, Paddles, Weave Seat

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Blog entry by farmerdude posted 03-13-2016 10:46 PM 1616 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I put poly on the yoke and paddles. Also started weaving the seat. I need to poly the thwarts and yoke and find a place for them to dry. I chose to hang them. Cup hooks work well.

To get the paddles ready I need to sand them too.

With those hung I start with the poly. I did the small pieces first.

Next is the yoke. The wood for this is Yellow Birch and the poly really brings out the grain.

Here you can see the poly really shines on the paddles.

While the first coat is drying I may as well start the seat. Here are the tools I need for the job.

This is how much I got done before lunch.

And here is where I’m at when I quit for the day.

I gave everything a second coat of poly before I went in, this was Saturday. This morning I went out and started in with the weaving. I got this far by lunch time.

I have a few loose ends to tie off after lunch.

It’s now the end of the day and the seat is done. The paddles are done, and the small woodwork is done also.

That’s all for this update, next will be fitting the seats. Then poly the whole canoe, that’s when you know you are getting close to the end. I will try to do more in the next couple of days. See you then.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 12:15 AM

Wow that looks great. Those seats blow me away. Awesome job buddy. Thanks for the update

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 01:48 AM

Alright, Jeff. Loving the progress, as usual, but what the heck is the bit in your drill for in the first pic? I just ran across that bit in a set at work and have NO idea what it’s for. Please enlighten me.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 02:57 AM

Awsome seats and paddles. Really has been following this.

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

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 07:57 AM

Hi Farmerdude. been watching your blog with great interest. the tool in the chuck of the drill in your first picture of this entry is that for screwing in the cup hooks. if it is for that is it a off the shelf bought tool as over here in New Zealand I have not seen such a tool?

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#5 posted 03-14-2016 12:06 PM

Well, if you get tired of building canoes, you could always go into the chair making business :-)

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#6 posted 03-14-2016 06:42 PM

Looking good not much left before the sea trail. You are going to test it yourself before youo give it away.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#7 posted 03-14-2016 07:22 PM

CaptainSkully, and

The bit is for screwing in or out, cuphooks or eyescrews. It works great. I’ve had this one for 8 or 10 years. It came in a set of assorted hardware. I saw one a short time ago at Harbor Freight, also in a set of assorted hardware. I’ve never seen them sold separately.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#8 posted 03-14-2016 07:26 PM

English, I’m getting closer for sure. I won’t be giving her the virgin run. I don’t want to be the first one to scratch it. Besides that, it’s warming up, but there is still a lot of frozen water around.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#9 posted 03-14-2016 07:27 PM

Joe, I suppose I could. At least a chair doesn’t resemble a torpedo haha.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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