Timber sources for a strip boat

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Timber sources for a strip boat

Postby Stuntman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:27 am

Looking/planning to build a strip boat over winter. As part ofthe prework research I am looking for suppliers of suitable timber, as there doesn't seem to be a lot of options in Newcastle (not that I have exhausted all avenues). I am looking for both cedar and paulowina.

I'd prefer to be able to buy strips, but I can rip planks to strips and will probably use plain strips for simplicity (but have gear to do bead and coves if I change my mind). Anybody out there with some leads I can follow up.

cheers, Shawn

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Re: Timber sources for a strip boat

Postby Earvin » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:37 pm

Gday Shawn,
So what boat are you thinking of building?

Try here for your timber http://www.paulownia-timber-sales.com.au/About%20us.htm

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Re: Timber sources for a strip boat

Postby Stuntman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:14 pm

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the lead. Will chase up. There are a couple I am looking at but the "Frej" from Bjorn Thomasson is getting a fair deal of my attention at the moment. http://www.thomassondesign.com/catalog/my-kayaks/frej

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Re: Timber sources for a strip boat

Postby MrGreen » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:12 am

Hi Shawn,

The paulownia I used on my Redfish King is from the source Earvin listed:
http://www.paulownia-timber-sales.com.au/
Timber from that place isn't very high quality - not really 'furniture grade' - but is quite suitable for strip-built kayaks.

If you're looking for higher quality timber, TomN mentioned to me at a training event that he knows an excellent supplier named 'Tony Ferris' ... A quick Google search says that he is located in Coffs Harbour, company name FESA PTY LTD, phone number 0427 543 922. Can't find a website for him.

I'll use the remaining timber from Paulownia Timber Sales on my next project, but might try Tom's supplier when I order new stock.

Trent

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Re: Timber sources for a strip boat

Postby Stuntman » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Thanks Trent,

Will give "Tony" a call. I am also due for a visit down to my local lumber yard to pick up some timber for a greenland paddle so will check out some options there. I am not after furniture grade, just timber that will work and won't leave me cursing every strip.

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Re: Timber sources for a strip boat

Postby Camanche73 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:23 am

Gray shawn,
Wondering if you ended up building the frej?
I'm about halfway through mine, and just wondering what your thoughts on it were?
Ron


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