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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Member Connections and Introductions => Topic started by: Farback on March 05, 2017, 07:03 PM

Title: Boat Builder from Nova Scotia
Post by: Farback on March 05, 2017, 07:03 PM
Well, my Dewalt ROS finally died tonight after hundreds of hours of faithful service. Seven boats and many other projects. I made the move to a Festool EC-125 sander. I've always wanted to start buying these top end tools, and since I'm retiring soon, and plan to spend many hours in the workshop, it's time.

I build kayaks, among other things. If you have an interest in boats, my site is www.farback.ca.
Title: Re: Boat Builder from Nova Scotia
Post by: Duck76 on March 05, 2017, 08:42 PM
Welcome!  Gorgeous work on the kayaks. Especially like the Das Boot fish logo.  [cool]
Title: Re: Boat Builder from Nova Scotia
Post by: Tim Raleigh on March 05, 2017, 11:21 PM
I build kayaks, among other things. If you have an interest in boats, my site is www.farback.ca.

Welcome Kirk.
Nice work. We have friends in Wolfville, beautiful town. Love the architecture and the wood work in the Irving Environmental Science Center.
Tim
Title: Re: Boat Builder from Nova Scotia
Post by: Farback on March 06, 2017, 07:19 AM
Hi Tim

Yes, the Irving Center is a beautiful building. The last time I was in there we were doing CPR on one of the custodians. (I'm a firefighter). Poor guy didn't make it.

Kirk
Title: Re: Boat Builder from Nova Scotia
Post by: TSO Products on March 11, 2017, 08:30 PM
welcome @Farback to the FOG
and a special thank you for those pictures of your inspiring work. Seeing your "Greenland paddle" makes me ask what makes them special. I brought back a small native carving from Greenland (long before eco-tourism) and the native figure in the kayak had a distinctive looking "Greenland paddle" (until the paddle was lost during our most recent move). But I always wondered about the paddle's distinctive shape.
Fill me in, please.

Hans
Title: Re: Boat Builder from Nova Scotia
Post by: Farback on March 12, 2017, 10:13 AM
Thanks Hans

The Greenland paddles are slower to accelerate, but are said to cruise nicely with a slightly faster stroke rate. They are held lower, with less shoulder movement required. The power comes from the core. They are easier on the shoulders, a real consideration for paddles in their 60s.

I'm very happy with my first Festool. More will folow. That Hk-55 Track Saw looks like it needs a home. My grandson actually got to be the first operator on my new sander while I set up the strongback for his new kayak build.

Kirk

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Title: Re: Boat Builder from Nova Scotia
Post by: TSO Products on March 12, 2017, 10:50 AM
Thanks Hans

The Greenland paddles are slower to accelerate, but are said to cruise nicely with a slightly faster stroke rate. They are held lower, with less shoulder movement required. The power comes from the core. They are easier on the shoulders, a real consideration for paddles in their 60s.

I'm very happy with my first Festool. More will folow. That Hk-55 Track Saw looks like it needs a home. My grandson actually got to be the first operator on my new sander while I set up the strongback for his new kayak build.

Kirk

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thanks Kirk for enlightening me on the fine points of the Greenland paddle. It always amazes me to see how resourceful and creative earlier generations were in refining the ways they did things - humbling when you consider all the resources at our disposal today.
Children: properly mentored can make amazing progress - not only in their manual skills but also in their (justified) self confidence.
keep it up!
Hans
Hans