Shawn Baker
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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

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 Shawn Baker May 31.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Thank you sir!"
May 31
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
May 31
Kevin Bird replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"A gorgeous boat and fantastic workmanship.  Looking forward to seeing the final product!"
May 22
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
May 21
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Yes, to prevent epoxy sags, do it on a horizontal surface. If you have to di it vertically, do several thin coats...or let it sag, use a cabinet scraper to get the big boogs, fair with a longboard, and do a thin final fill coat with a squeegee to…"
Feb 19
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Blush is a nasty pain in the butt.One doesn't have to use non-blushing epoxy.  It comes off quite easily with warm soapy water...wipe the majority off while it's still hot/wet and it will come off on the rag.  A final hot water…"
Feb 14
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"I don't like that plywood checks.  I am glassing EVERY surface in my dory except for my gunnels.  I think epoxy + wood dust is just a bandaid.  I'd recommend using thinned epoxy to really saturate, or use small quantities of…"
Feb 14
Shawn Baker replied to Jim Hill's discussion Larch
"Read Pete Culler On Boatbuilding...traditional boatbuilding materials were whatever local materials were available to the builder.  :) We're spoiled to have so many choices shipped to us nowadays.I'm using ash for my gunnels...but…"
Feb 12
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"If you're doing a varnish finish, be neat with the epoxy.  Varnish looks different over epoxy than over bare wood...so either mask off the scarfs when you epoxy them and keep the outside of the wood all dry and ready for varnish...or sand…"
Feb 12
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"about time for an update...working on decks and hatches.  Mounted the oarsman's footwell, too. cast the oarlocks.  I need more practice, but I'm on the right track."
Feb 12
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Time for an update!Up to Day 20.  I've assembled the boatman's footwell, rough cut out the hatches and decks, stained and glassed the inside of the hatches, built the seats, started putting lips on the hatches (since it will take a…"
Jan 22
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Day 13: cutting and glassing the Boatman's Footwell Floor (left) has a double layer of glass for abrasion resistance. Day 13.5: glassing the back of the boatman's footwell panels before work this morning."
Jan 3
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Day 13: cutting and glassing the Boatman's Footwell Floor (left) has a double layer of glass for abrasion resistance. Day 13.5: glassing the back of the boatman's footwell panels before work this morning."
Jan 3
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Greg, sorry, I forgot to post my Day 6 update!!!Floor:Andy Hutchinson uses freeform construction for the side panels.  Screw together the sides to the stem, then to the transom, all right-side up.  Set the floor ply on the shop floor on…"
Dec 28, 2018
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"I forgot to add this pic: Another AndyH/HDD builder suggested using blocks around the outline of the floor.   (Not my pic, but I used the same blocks).  Worked great to lace the floor around the floor outline as I was screwing it…"
Dec 28, 2018
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Greg, sorry, I forgot to post my Day 6 update!!!Floor:Andy Hutchinson uses freeform construction for the side panels.  Screw together the sides to the stem, then to the transom, all right-side up.  Set the floor ply on the shop floor on…"
Dec 28, 2018

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Kalispell
Boats I own:
Lost count...wooden sea kayaks, skin on frame kayaks, whitewater rafts and kayaks, and building a whitewater dory

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