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

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.

 

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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."
Tuesday
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…"
Tuesday
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
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"If you have a fully glassed/epoxied/varnished boat, you don't need oil.  It won't absorb into the epoxy/varnish. If you have a ply-on-frame boat that isn't epoxied, then oil is your friend.  It will let the wood get wet,…"
Dec 6
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I'll take a slightly different tack.  As David Witton mentioned, there are two schools of thought: 1. Wooden Boat 2. Wood-composite boat. If it's a wooden boat, you want to oil it, and you also want it to be able to breathe. Water…"
Dec 6
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"You can stack them on top of each other for even more force in a small area!"
Nov 8
Shawn Baker replied to Dave Z's discussion Dave's River Whip
"Very cool. I’d love to see some of the model iterations."
Oct 30
Shawn Baker replied to Charles S Lilley's discussion Strip or sand
"Hi Charles, I agree with Rick.  If the paint is still bonded to the wood, I don't see any reason to sand through that bond and try to build a new bond. If you're Type A and desire perfection, this is still an opportunity to move in…"
Oct 25
Shawn Baker replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"Hey Brian, Is the chine log fastened to the ply side at the chine?  If not, consider resawing the chine log into (2) x 3/8" thick planks, and laminate them together.  The laminate will be slippery enough before it cures that you can…"
Oct 25
Guy Fredrickson replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Congratulations! That's a major accomplishment. And it looks like you did a fantastic job all the way!"
Sep 7
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Here's a great tutorial, but it baffles me the author used yellow polypro.  hahahttp://shoelessmusings.blogspot.com/2013/10/serving-you-perfect-oar-wrap.htmlInner/outer turks head for bulk makes sense, thanks. Mine just got a water-based…"
Sep 5
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
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Sep 5
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Do you love the turks head oar stops?  I was thinking of the same for mine.  The plastic ones are so noisy and don't fit the soul of a wooden oar!!Did you do a TH over a core?  I was thinking like 8 lead, 5 bight with the same…"
Sep 5
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Had a great launch with beautiful weather and an overnight trip on the Flathead with my daughter and our friends."
Sep 4
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Interesting that you used tulip poplar.  It's a very resilient wood.  Hadn't heard of using it for oars, but that makes sense.  What is your current shaft dimension?  My old ones were 1.75" round, and I tapered…"
Aug 28
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Followup: based on the directions from my plan designer, I built my dory right-side up, but blocked the bow/stern up and forced the midships down with braces up to my roof trusses (similar detail as recommended by Capt. Culler)IMG_6247.jpg I made…"
Aug 28

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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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