Monday, February 08, 2016

Catch UP

Ok so things sort of got out of hand there for awhile... the WoodDuck 12 is complete and delivered.
Plywood ripped under pressure
Temporary spacers and bulkhead
The wood duck is a hybrid plan from CLC with a plywood bottom and a strip built top. the choice of wood we used made life very interesting while trying to put the two together.

I had the typical issues when dealing with a new plan. CLC has a great set of plans but I tend to overthink things and make it a bit harder on my self.
Stitch and glue hull

Waiting for the hull to dry

Forms for the strips

Adding the strips

Joining the deck to the hull

prepping for fiberglass

Fiberglassing

Drying the epoxy
 We also used a cheaper material for the plywood, a 1/4 inch luan with an oak face. this caused odd bending and stresses where the designers didn't intend.
Test paddle

Strips were cut from your run of the mill cedar from a big box store and the walnut accent strips I had on hand.

Overall a fun project, the owner is happy and waiting for spring!
Delivery!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Here we go again


Here is the wood duck 12 hybrid that I have been asked to build for my nephew. The plans have just been ordered from CLC and should be on their way. We are still working out some finishing details, but I will keep posting as the project continues.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Finished enough to fish

And here we are.
The wife really wanted me to build her an addition to the house, this is as close as I could come for a couple of hundred bucks. Still have some finish things to do in the spring, like washing and painting and putting some corner trim on but basically its done. Its new home is on Lake Pelican until the end of February.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Getting there

Now if the weather would just cooperate I could finish this thing up..... Made some progress this weekend, installed insulation in the roof and back wall and got them covered up with steel. It seems that every time I think about taking pictures it gets to dark to see what i'm doing.
I still have a ways to go but im getting there... hopefully the lake still has ice on it when I am done....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

More Progress

We were working too hard to take any pictures last weekend, but a lot of progress has been made. The framing is complete and the interior sheeting is all in place. We have moved the shanty out of the shop and is now in a staging area by the garage. I made a quick trip to the in-laws to pick up some old roof steel they had on a hog barn to use for siding. Now i am just waiting for a little nice weather to match up with an available weekend to put the final touches on it and haul it to the lake!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

It looks like we have some walls! and better yet, a heater! The door looks pretty good too... now i just need to finish up the framing..

Oh Crap! how am i going to get it out of the shop?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Im Back!

Wow I really suck, I haven't been here since May! Oh well, just not a lot going on in the shop over the summer. But now its ICE Fishing season, which is just another reason to drink schnapps!


 So I decided I wanted to fish in comfort this season, even though our lake has few fish in it this year. I couldn't afford the fancy wheel systems and because I live within 100 yards of the lake anyway, I just built a pair of skis out of 2x10 material. Then using 2x4 framework I built a 6x8 platform to start out.
Particle board left over from another project completes the deck and four holes to fish out of. I found an old tow bar that I mounted to the sled with big bolts and brackets. And just for fun I installed an outdoor rug.
Lots to do yet; heater, door, walls perhaps a roof and quite possibly even insulation...