Shawn Baker
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Rest in Peace, Jerry Briggs

Roger Fletcher just posted on Facebook of Jerry's passing: "JERRY BRIGGS -- We lose another river legend - a great guy who made significant contributions to river dory deign and use. In addition to…Continue

Started Feb 14, 2019

Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
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This will be heavily glassed and painted on both sides, not worried about fir checking which is better for stiffness and strength as a floor core material?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Fredrickson Sep 7, 2019.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Rogue River Special - Thank you
"Hi Brian, for my launch, I simply drilled the gunnel spacers.   DEFINITELY not enough angle, and my oars were binding in my NRS oarlocks.  I think I need a 15° angle (steeper/more vertical) from the angle iron plate.  what…"
yesterday
Shawn Baker replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Rogue River Special - Thank you
"She's lovely Brian.  congratulations on launching her!Where did you get the oarlock stanchions? Your oars look like they already have some history!"
Wednesday
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Hey Charles, any updates?"
Feb 20
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"It took me longer to convert my worm drive saw over to my handmade jig (had to remove the base shoe to get 1/2" deeper cut) than it did to cut 10 scarfs!!a big 7" grinder with 60-grit will also hog a lot more material faster than the belt…"
Jan 13
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"How did you fix the notches--pull saw?I'm at a similar stage on a 1:6 model Woodie Hindman 16' double-ender and made the notches backwards on a couple of my frames *duh!*...but the model frames are ~10" wide at most and are easy to…"
Jan 13
Shawn Baker replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Rescue Suggestions
"That's a MASSIVE amount of weight and pressure in the boat. You could as easily rip the bow eye out as recover the boat. Maybe float bags?"
Jan 2
Shawn Baker replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"Don, check out Brad Dimock’s Fretwaterlines blog. He predrills the sides and has a lot of other time saving ideas for framed boats."
Dec 22, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"I have 300-ish hours in my decked S&G Grand Canyon dory. I had previous experience building wood/fiberglass kayaks (both S&G and stripper) so S&G was an obvious choice for me. Both construction types have pros and cons, but I would…"
Dec 22, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Consider more taper perpendicular to the oar blades. You don’t need much more strength in that axis than to lift the blade from the water. I cheat and don’t use a spar gauge or spokeshave: a big 1” roundover bit in my router table…"
Dec 21, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Don, $100 for a used copy and it's out of print. I called the Mystic Seaport Museum and the fellow I spoke to said they get a request a week.  He always passes it on to Publications.  Nothing yet.  I'm this week's…"
Dec 20, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"I had some enormous tulip poplars in my yard.  I hated them, messy trees, roots got into my irrigation system, they sucked all the water out of the grass, sucker shoots everywhere, and after we cut them down, they refused to die and sent up…"
Dec 20, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"I've heard of sassafras for paddles.  Could you laminate it of 3-4 pieces to avoid knots or at least minimize the effects of grain runout, Don? What does it smell like?  File?"
Dec 20, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Has anyone ever read Andrew Steever's 'Oars for Pleasure Rowing'?It's out of print and $$$ used!"
Dec 20, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"If and when I build another with a composite floor, I will strongly consider laminating two pieces of quarter inch together to make the bend. 1/2” fir ply has 5 plies. 1/4” x 2 will give me 6 plies and an easier bend."
Dec 10, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I agree with Rick, and I think he even posted similar advice when I was planning my own build. I had a hard time bending half-inch plywood on my floor and glassed after it was in place. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to bend with one…"
Dec 10, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"To the second part of your question: "it would be interesting to know how much strength is added by glassing the top and bottom of the floor vs just the bottom."Well, it's actually a LOT!  If you have a glass/ply/glass composite,…"
Dec 6, 2019

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Hometown:
Kalispell
About Me:
Started building wooden sea kayaks back in 1997. Then got into whitewater kayaking, then rafting. Finally built a whitewater dory this year.
Boats I own:
Lost count...wooden sea kayaks, skin on frame kayaks, whitewater rafts and kayaks, and a whitewater dory

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