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Cedar Wannigan

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Project by 865 posted 02-28-2017 11:37 PM 983 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this cedar wannigan for a co-worker who loves canoeing. I believe it suppose to basically serve as picnic basket for a canoe. It’s built from western cedar that I re-sawed for the various dimensions. The sides are 3/4 thick with a rabbit cut into them for the bottom pieces to fit into. The ribs were cut 5/16 thick and steamed for about 3 hours so that I could bend them. I would like to put some nice leather handles and the for the lid fastners. Howeverr, I may just use a quality soft woven rope…. I dunno yet, I have to ask my wife for the asthetic point of view.

It was a fun project, learned a lot about steaming wood…. 1) steam is hot, 2) Stop picking up hot lumber with bare hands, 3)...

-- Woodworking minus patience equals firewood





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 12:11 AM

Yes; steam is hot!

Very well done. Cedar is a wonderful wood to work. Much stronger than you expect it to be for the weight.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Kelster58

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 02:13 AM

Great Job….Looks very nice!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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D2indy

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 03:26 AM

Beautiful! Very lucky co-worker.

-- Don in Indiana - "Failure does not stop me, it makes me try harder... because I'm crazy."

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MontanaBob

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#4 posted 03-01-2017 01:10 PM

Outstanding….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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mikeacg

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#5 posted 03-01-2017 01:26 PM

Never heard of a Wannigan before! Very cool project!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-01-2017 09:24 PM

This is a very beautiful and practical project. Nice work.

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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Boxguy

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#7 posted 03-07-2017 06:24 PM

865. this is a nicely done project. It looks like it will drop nicely into the center of a canoe. The shape has and aire of elegance about it.

-- Big Al in IN

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