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Cedar Strip Canoe Build # 50 The Canoe Is Done

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Blog entry by farmerdude posted 03-26-2016 09:45 PM 1966 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That’s right, it’s done. It’s been an interesting and fun build, but now it’s done. Wiping on the poly really worked well. It’s got a nice finish on it without the usual problems. The first thing to do today is remove the tape and paper from around the gunwales. I put it there so it would prevent runs from messing up the whole gunwale. If I had known I was going to wipe it on I wouldn’t have taped it. It did stick in a few places.

I used a knife to scrape the pieces of tape off, then rubbed it with a small piece of paper bag to blend it in.

Once that was done I wiped the dust off the hull and waxed it.

Here is hopefully the last picture of the hull looking anything but shiny. It’s covered with a coat of wax ready to be buffed out.

Now it’s buffed and looking good.

We actually saw the sun today, what a great chance to get some pictures outside. My father was here after lunch and helped me tote it out and back in. So here she is in all her beauty.

Here is a quick rundown of the cost. This is what I had to buy. I had all the hardwood on hand, so there is no price for that. Also, the hardware that holds in the seats, and thwarts, and yoke, I already had around. I have never bought cedar before ( I usually saw my own) and I got too much, so I’m only figuring in the cost of the cedar I actually used.

Cedar – $100.00
Tite-bond II wood glue – $18.00
Staples- $ 10.00
Masking tape- $ 8.00
Fiberglass cloth – $100.00
Epoxy, resin and hardener – $ 182.00
Fumed silica – $5.00
Cotton fibers – $4.00
Woodscrews #8×1 1/4” box of 100 – $10.00
Sanding discs, 60, 80, 120, 220 grit – $ 40.00
Mixing pots – $6.00
Epoxy pumps – $10.00
Shipping charges – $27.00
Polyurethane 1 gallon – 46.00
Chip brushes – $ 8.00
Seat cane – $ 25.00
Poly brush – $9.00
Plastic squeegees – $ 4.00
Paint tray liners – $ 6.00
Total – around $618.00
There you have it. A bunch of supplies, a little wood, a ton of sanding, and next thing you know, you have a canoe. If you didn’t start with the first entry in this series then I will add this, I built this from the book, Building A Strip Canoe, by Gil Gilpatrick. I thank him for writing such a good and easy to follow book. I also thank the fellow lumberjocks who helped me with some pointers and advice. English, shipwright, Andy Young, and anyone else who helped. I hope I explained the process enough without being too confusing.
Once the canoe is out, I will do a much needed shop cleaning. It will seem strange not to have it to work on, but there are plenty of projects that are sitting on the sidelines waiting. I surely won’t be bored. Thanks everyone for following this blog, and I hope it inspires some to build one of their own.

-- Jeff in central Me.



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David Taylor

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#1 posted 03-26-2016 10:54 PM

Bravo, bravo, bravissimo! Great job, and thanks for all the lessons!

-- Learn Relentlessly

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#2 posted 03-26-2016 10:56 PM

Quote: ...
Poly brush – $9.00
Plastic squeegees – $ 4.00
Paint tray liners – $ 6.00
Total – around $618.00
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Tell you what, because I’m such a nice guy…. I’ll give you $625 for it!

What… that way you at least get a profit, and dont lose anything !
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 11:02 PM

David Taylor, thank you very much.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#4 posted 03-26-2016 11:07 PM

Joe, I’d love to take you up on it, but the new owners may have something to say about that. Thanks for following my blog, and for giving me a little ribbing along the way.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#5 posted 03-26-2016 11:10 PM

Yeah, I certainly hope you know that was a joke. You did a fantastic job on this. She’s a real beauty !
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 03-26-2016 11:16 PM

Joe, I got it the first time around, hahaha. If I had thought you were serious I would have told you to loosen up the wallet a little. Joke on my friend.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#7 posted 03-26-2016 11:29 PM

Congratulations…that is a wonderful canoe and a terrific blog. I have been reading and enjoying from the start.

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#8 posted 03-26-2016 11:39 PM

Very Nice

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#9 posted 03-26-2016 11:39 PM

Readoak, thank you.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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English

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#10 posted 03-26-2016 11:51 PM

Jeff,

Great looking Canoe!! An even better Blog, Just about the best detailed blog I have read here on LJ’s. Thanks again for letting us enjoy the fun, and thanks for the lessons in cedar strip boat building.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#11 posted 03-27-2016 12:48 AM

Wonderful finish to a great journey. Congrats on a fantastic build and thanks for taking us along.

-- --Zach

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#12 posted 03-27-2016 01:04 AM

Looks like she turned out beautifully!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 03-27-2016 01:50 AM

A great build, blog was excellent, very well done. Has been fun following this. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 03-27-2016 02:27 AM

I have followed your build via many of your blogs.

I am totally Awe-Struck of the finished project.

You are definitely among the top 1 %, of the top 1%, of the worlds best of the best woodworkers.

I salute you and your endeavor.

Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#15 posted 03-27-2016 02:38 AM

Amazing don’t seem to do it justice. I have showed pics to my young neighbor and my son now wants to build one after seeing yours. Everybody says the same thing. “WOW That’s beautiful.” Your blog was amazing with details, tips and tricks. The best I had seen. Thank you for all your time and effort in doing the blog. Much appreciated. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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