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Frame Material
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Gower Sep 9, 2011.

All Smiles
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Started this discussion. Last reply by twoblacklabs Oct 7, 2010.

Without a tablesaw?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Podesta Aug 5, 2010.

 

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twoblacklabs commented on Greg Hatten's blog post Crater Lake & the Rogue River in a Wooden Boat
"Excellent. Hope your adventures continue. Now that I'm back East, I'd love to see you run the New River in WV."
Oct 21, 2015
twoblacklabs replied to Ron Shealer's discussion Eastern Wooden Boat People Gathering / Float? Anybody Interested?
"+1 for Michigan! Closer for me than PA. However, if it's PA, I suggest Middle Yough or Pine Creek around Waterville. Lycoming County."
Oct 19, 2013
twoblacklabs replied to Christopher Bruttig's discussion Clamps?
"Great link. The best part is the reply "Your clamps look better than my boat.""
Sep 25, 2013
twoblacklabs replied to Dave Z's discussion Dave's New Drift Pram
"Nice job. You keep cranking them out like that someone may think you're an Amish Carpenter. :-)"
Mar 23, 2013
twoblacklabs commented on Steve Sobba's photo
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"Isn't this just downstream (mud) of the big Indian? I was stationed at McConnell from '87-'91. If I recall correctly, it gets pretty skinny there and requires dredging every few years.   For the non locals, it's pronounced…"
Oct 26, 2011
twoblacklabs commented on Chuck Gower's photo
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"Looks like a nice place to sit and ponder boat making."
Sep 10, 2011
Chuck Gower replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"Nothing scientific, I felt it would be stronger but the lower cost factor made me go that way."
Sep 9, 2011
Dave Z replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"Chuck,   Why "didn't you want to use CVG fir?" just curious.    "
Sep 8, 2011
Chuck Gower replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"I used white oak and I was looking for ash, though it seemed difficult just as well to find clear white oak it seemed to work.  My understanding is most white oak and ash come from the Eastern and South Eastern US.  I like the idea of…"
Sep 7, 2011
twoblacklabs replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"Thanks. This is exactly the info I'm looking for. I wasn't sure Southern Yellow Pine would be a good wood to use for frames. While I realize the boats have and can be built from just about anything, I want to build something visually…"
Aug 26, 2011
Frank R replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"You may want to visit LL Johnson Lumber in Charlotte, Michigan. It is well stocked and should not be too far for you."
Aug 26, 2011
Dave Z replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"Southern yellow pine and cypress should be reasonably and regionally available.  They would work for frames.  One of the first boats I built (not a drifter) was made using cypress. Plenty strong, weathers well."
Aug 25, 2011
twoblacklabs replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"Again, thanks.   I would love to boat up to class IV as I have been a whitewater kayaker for over 20 years. However, it will mostly be up to class III with most being flat water. Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Ideally, I will have…"
Aug 25, 2011
Rick Newman replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"John, having already done the search made it easier for me to give you directions. Plus I have read almost every entry ever made on the site.It doesn't hurt that I spend much of my time on a computer and have an IT degree, combine that with…"
Aug 25, 2011
twoblacklabs replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"Thanks. I will try that search. It still amazes me, as accurate as computers are, the human brain recognizes what I am looking but the search engines do not. Your brain made the cognitive association to something you have researched before, even…"
Aug 25, 2011
Rick Newman replied to twoblacklabs's discussion Frame Material
"John, try search for pine vs oak. I found a lot of prior posts when I did. I also found alot when I searched for Port Orford Cedar. Alaskan Yellow Cedar should prove popular too.   Do you have Roger Fletcher's book yet? Drift Boat's…"
Aug 25, 2011

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20+ year whitewater kayaker. Career Paramedic.

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At 4:58pm on August 17, 2011, Roger Fletcher said…
Welcome, friend. Am traveling abnd noted your request. Chers, Roger
At 6:49pm on April 9, 2009, Rick Newman said…
Welcome to Wooden Boat People! Tell us more about your boat(s) and interests. I have found many neat, knowledgeable people, all of whom seem to be very helpful and very willing to help others. Hey, with a name like two black labs I bet that you have a picture of your dogs in a boat to share.

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