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Wannigan build (not traditional)

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I had some leftover tongue and groove cedar boards and cedar siding. I was able to mill the siding down and get some nice 3 1/2” planks. I used some poster board to create a template for the ends to follow the contour behind the seat of my solo 50 Pounder. I plan to fiberglass the planking and varnish everything. The plan is to have the top (yet to build) open with leather hinges.

I plan to build a traditional wannigan for kitchen/dry goods, but this should work well for lightweight easy to grab items- rain suit, fishing gear, lunch, etc.

This is still rough, but should shape up nicely. I have some ash and Alaskan yellow cedar for ribs. I’m not sure which yet.

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Bob
 
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I steam bent and clenched in an ash rib I had left over from a skin on frame build. Something about bending wood in the winter always makes me smile. Snow falling, wood stove going, and the steam box fogging up the shop windows.

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I am out of my usual go to epoxy and came across this for $30 at Ace Hardware. I am still highly suspect, but had to know if it was a cheap viable option for such projects.

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I had some 6oz cloth laying around and got one coat on. The epoxy didn’t wet out as nicely as others, but wasn’t horrendous. I will wash it down to avoid any blush before the next coat.
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A couple ribs and trim on the outer edge, a top, feet/rails, and it should be ready to varnish.

To be honest, I’m not sure how much I will use this, but the idea of a custom shape wannigan has been rolling around in my noodle for a while and I needed a project.
Bob
 
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