Redwood Strip Canoe

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Project by snakerake posted 08-24-2015 08:22 PM 3712 views 10 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

16ft Ranger Canoe built from plans in CanoeCraft. Built from Redwood. Staple on forms construction. Strips glued with Titebond 2. Glassed with West System Epoxy.

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#1 posted 08-24-2015 09:35 PM

That looks great! Beautiful job. How long does it take to make something like that.

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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#2 posted 08-24-2015 10:02 PM

WoW, that is really nice. Great job

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 08-24-2015 11:43 PM

It’s absolutely beautiful! Great job! How long did it take to make?

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#4 posted 08-25-2015 01:08 AM

Nice, can we get a shot of the inside.
Looks nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 08-25-2015 01:22 AM

Really nice. I’d hate to take it out and get it scratched up.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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#6 posted 08-25-2015 01:29 AM

Beautiful! I like the sharp entry shape.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 08-25-2015 01:52 AM

This is very cool. Has she had her maiden voyage yet?

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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#8 posted 08-25-2015 02:42 AM


-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 08-25-2015 02:48 AM

Thanks for all the nice feedback! This took me about a year, I was working outside with the boat under a tarp, so I could only really work on the weekends. If I had it inside and had been a bit more diligent I probably could have done it in 3 months. And we actually take it out all the time, I actually took these pictures when I brought it back in the shop to revarnish it and sand out the inevitable scratches.

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#10 posted 08-25-2015 02:53 AM

Very very nice !

Do you have more photos? Pics during construction?

-- Groveland, CA.

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#11 posted 08-25-2015 04:28 AM

Very nice!
A few years back my son and I went up to Peterborough to learn to build these canoes. It took 6 guys a week to build it under supervision of the author of ‘Canoe Craft’ at the same time another group built a wood strip kayak next to us. At the end of the week we drew strays to see who would buy the craft for just the cost of materials. For those who have never heard, Peterborough Ontario is known as the home of the white man’s canoe. They have a really nice canoe museum there. A group of the students camped by the river that runs thru the town the whole week. It was a really great father/son bonding time. The author also comes to the states to teach or at least he used to. You can find his contact info on line.

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#12 posted 08-25-2015 10:42 AM

Beautiful. I agree with the comments about pictures of the inside of the canoe as well as some “in action” pictures. And “jiggles” – thank you for the info, it really adds to the limited pictures.

-- DonB

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#13 posted 08-25-2015 12:01 PM


-- Doug...

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#14 posted 08-25-2015 12:39 PM

Sorry, no construction photos, I’m not great about documenting my projects in progress, but I’ll try to get it down off the rack and take an inside photo this weekend.

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#15 posted 08-25-2015 01:08 PM

Awesome. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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