I’m tellin’ ya, anyone can make a cedar strip canoe. It’s hard to make an ugly one. You mix cedar, redwood and varnish and and it’s hard to go wrong. That’s why I’m offering an affordable class this winter ...
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Location: Duluth, MN
I'm a 34 year old dude with two kids and one wife. I love trudging through the snow to the shop and making cedar strip canoes and kayaks. My dream is that one day, soon, my girls will be able to help me make them. Partly because they'd be free labor, but partly because I look forward to hanging out with them in the shop.
Our little family loves Jesus and find that it's an act of worship to see what kind of treasure God has hidden in that cedar.
We're not the finest woodworkers in the world, but we have a ton of fun making boats.
-- Ryan, Duluth MN, http://www.burlycanoes.com
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Is it just me or are knots in cedar strip canoes really cool. I think clear cedar is overrated. Because the hull is encased in fiberglass, the knots shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to hull strenth. But why doesn’t anyone make ca...