Mr. Hobby Projects

Building A Strip Canoe – Update #4

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In this 4th installment of building a strip canoe, the outside of the canoe is sanded and the process of fiberglass added to the strip canoe with epoxy.

There has been daily progress on the Strip Canoe.  The outside of the canoe is just about finished and it’s nearly time to remove it from the strongback frame so that work can continue on the inside.

In this 4th installment of building a strip canoe, the outside of the canoe is sanded and the process of fiberglass added to the strip canoe with epoxy.

 

After all the strips were glued into place and the excess glue scraped from the outside of the canoe, it was time to sand.  Because this project is taking place in my basement, Mr. Hobby put up some plastic to contain as much of the sanding dust as possible.   The canoe was sanded with a random orbital sander.

In this 4th installment of building a strip canoe, the outside of the canoe is sanded and the process of fiberglass added to the strip canoe with epoxy.

After the sanding, Mr. Hobby applied a sealer coat of epoxy.

In this 4th installment of building a strip canoe, the outside of the canoe is sanded and the process of fiberglass added to the strip canoe with epoxy.

Once the sealer coat dried, the canoe was draped with a sheet of fiberglass.   Mr. Hobby mixed up a different batch of epoxy that was specifically made for this type of application.    This was rolled and then spread with a plastic squeegee blade.   This first coat of epoxy needed to fill in the weave of the fiberglass.

In this 4th installment of building a strip canoe, the outside of the canoe is sanded and the process of fiberglass added to the strip canoe with epoxy.

The fiberglass sheet was trimmed with a pair of household scissors.  After the epoxy dried, Mr. Hobby scrapped off any high spots. Two more coats of this same epoxy were applied and allowed to dry.

In this 4th installment of building a strip canoe, the outside of the canoe is sanded and the process of fiberglass added to the strip canoe with epoxy.

There is still more finish work to be done on the outside, but that will wait until the work on the inside of the canoe is done.

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In this 4th installment of building a strip canoe, the outside of the canoe is sanded and the process of fiberglass added to the strip canoe with epoxy.

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10 Comment

  1. The Seana Method
    March 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    That is just incredibly beautiful! What a craftsman your husband is. I had no idea the fiberglass went over it like that. He must feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment.

    1. Laurie
      March 16, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you Seana. It really is turning out nice. It's been a learning experience for sure, but my husband is pleased with the results so far. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  2. Beverly Roderick
    March 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    This is looking fabulous! What great pride Mr. Hobby can take in this.

    1. Laurie
      March 22, 2016 at 2:25 am

      Thank you Beverly! It is really coming along nicely 🙂

  3. Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog
    March 22, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Needless to say Laurie, I don't understand any of that stuff but I really like to look at the pictures. I'm going to share this post with the hubs who is an avid fisherman. He will appreciate the master work that is going on.

    1. Laurie
      March 23, 2016 at 5:42 am

      lol, believe me, this project is way out of my comfort zone, but it is really is interesting to see the process. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. Hannah
    March 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Good work on this post! I really like the way you delivered your qualitative facts and how you made this fascinating and effortless to realize. Thank you!!

    1. Laurie
      March 23, 2016 at 5:42 am

      Thank you Hannah! Appreciate your visit and comment 🙂

  5. Muchmore Creative
    March 25, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    What a great project! My husband wants to build a cedar strip canoe – he even has the cedar! I will have to show him your post.

    1. Laurie
      March 25, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks Brenda. I've been amazed at the process. My husband is enjoying it and would totally recommend anyone to give it a try.

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