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Project by TinWhiskers posted 12-14-2015 02:28 AM 1690 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My intro to woodworkiing. My first kayak was a plastic sit on top. A friend talked me into getting a kit to build my own. My first is on the right. An 18’ Chesapeake. Then the left one. A 12’ Wood Duck. I made the center one from plans for a friend. He is pictured paddling that one. I dabbled in inlays. Not enough to be good but someday I’ll have more time to practice and get good. For the inlays I used plain solder and copper.





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Pointer

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#1 posted 12-14-2015 02:38 AM

Nice looking boats. Would like to have a try at one of these myself some day. There are many projects between now and then though.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 02:56 AM

Truly was my first wood project. Kits are not difficult. Hope you get a try in. TY for the kind word.

Kim

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 08:20 AM

I enjoyed looking at this beautiful kayaks.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 12-14-2015 11:28 AM

Wonderful job. Bet you get many compliments when you’re paddling around the local waters. Well deserved. Thanks for posting.

-- DonB

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#5 posted 12-14-2015 11:54 AM

There are not many wood kayaks in my area of Ohio. Normally get compliments each time out. Always enjoy the kind words. I should find a pic of my Greenland paddles. Easy to whip one out in a day with a spokeshave. My paulownia paddle weighs as little as a $300 carbon fiber paddle.

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#6 posted 12-14-2015 12:46 PM

Beatiful. Like kayak too. Thank for share and enjoy!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 12-14-2015 01:31 PM

These are some beautiful kayaks. I am also from NW Ohio and hardly ever see wooden boats around. I have plans to make a strip canoe or two. Thanks for the post and I hope to see you on the water!

-- "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing" TR #26

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#8 posted 12-14-2015 02:10 PM

Nice looking kayaks, nothing like a wood kayak, beats plastic in everyway. I make kayaks, but in an entirely different method. Hope to post the process some day. Happy paddling.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 12-14-2015 02:17 PM

These are beautiful work and very impressive vessels. I bet that they are so graceful in the water and a joy to paddle. They are certainly graceful to look at.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 12-14-2015 04:42 PM

Those are really great looking kayaks. You are one talented son of a gun!

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#11 posted 12-14-2015 05:24 PM

Nice yaks! Definitely on my to-do list, where did you get the plans?

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#12 posted 12-14-2015 09:08 PM

Nice looking kayaks! Impressive first woodworking projects.

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#13 posted 12-14-2015 09:35 PM

Kim,
Please post your pics of your Greenland paddle!

It seems every time I look at them the price of the composite paddles has increased. Of course I’m prejudiced, I think wood is the ONLY way to paddle.

How much does the Chesapeake weigh?

Really nice work on all three kayaks! Good paddling!

Jeff

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#14 posted 12-15-2015 12:01 AM



These are some beautiful kayaks. I am also from NW Ohio and hardly ever see wooden boats around. I have plans to make a strip canoe or two. Thanks for the post and I hope to see you on the water!

- Marc Craig

Glad to meet Marc

Fremont here…20 mi down the road. Cool. Hope to get in touch next spring to paddle. At least do an occasional Full Moon Paddle. Those strip boats are the coolest. I have a strip build I started. Got half way through and lost interest. Been several yrs since I worked on it. Been thinkiing of getting rid of it. I have all the strips cut and whatever else is needed. Interested?

Kim

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#15 posted 12-15-2015 12:08 AM



Nice looking kayaks, nothing like a wood kayak, beats plastic in everyway. I make kayaks, but in an entirely different method. Hope to post the process some day. Happy paddling.

- bushmaster

Strip build? Gotta love the wood. :o)

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