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    This is a Thanks To Jeff

    Jeff is right, doesn't seem to be much wood working posted lately, so I thought I post one. First the reason for the title is because Jeff is the one that got me interested and has made this a great project for me. I'm building one of Jeff's kayak. I have never attempted this kind of build before, and must say this is really fun. First I purchased his book to read. I used the offset tables from his book so I could do it all. Charted and made my own frames. Found a use for the wood quilt frames I've been storing for my wife for years (she doesn't know it yet) to make the stringers and Gunwales. So far this is what I have accomplished (pictures). I am at the point that after New Years, when I return home I can try my hand at sewing. Just got to say if any of you have been interested in building one of these kayaks, but not sure, give it a try. It is really fun. The people on Jeff's forum have helped me along, including Jeff, of coarse, and have had the answers to all my many questions. I'm even beginning to think it may float some day.

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    Looks great Paul !
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    Well, you're welcome. And nothing like seeing 'my boat' being built by others. But what I really looking forward to is seeing a photo you with an ear to ear grin when you hit the water.
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    Lookin good Paul.
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    Very neat Paul looking forward to seeing you put it in the water.

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    Looking great so far, Paul.

    I've had the opportunity to read Jeff's book before it was printed, and he's explained the process very well. Although seeing one of his boat build threads looks pretty daunting, his book breaks it down nicely into non-intimidating chunks. If I had the room, I'd love to try my hand at building one of Jeff's boats myself.
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    Looking great
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    Looks good paul,, and you have the weather to use one.. and as for the wood working.. well maybe some day i can do something that qualifies..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Well, you're welcome. And nothing like seeing 'my boat' being built by others. But what I really looking forward to is seeing a photo you with an ear to ear grin when you hit the water.

    Ahhhh, "hit the water"??? Please define "hit the water"!! I said my paint scheme will include a bright orange bottom with HELP! written across it in big black letters!
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