Wood-Strip Kayak

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Project by SteveFrederick posted 2446 days ago 5051 views 15 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the Guillemot, on the left in the photo, about six years ago, the Newfound explorer, on the right, five years ago. The Guillemot is all strips in Cedar, Spruce, and Mahagony. The Explorer is a Hybrid, Cedar strip deck and 1/8” Okume ply hull.
Build journals are Here

-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY.

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 2446 days ago

I’m always impressed with kayaks and canoes. They are truly functional art. Maybe someday I’ll try one. These are exceptional, Steve.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Peter Oxley

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#2 posted 2446 days ago

I’ve had plans for (and dreams of building) the Guillemot for a few years. Both these boats are just beautiful. Great work!

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#3 posted 2446 days ago

“I’ve had plans for (and dreams of building) the Guillemot for a few years. Both these boats are just beautiful. Great work!”

Thanks Peter. Get Nick Schade’s book, The Strip-Built Kayak, lots of great information. Nick’s a great craftsman.

-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY.

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#4 posted 2446 days ago

very impressive work steve .

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#5 posted 2446 days ago

Wonderful craftsmanship. Very nice indeed.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 2446 days ago

Those are stunning, Steve. Well done. That cedar strip is so cool looking. I once built a wooden canoe and it was one of the most enjoyable projects that I have done.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 2446 days ago

These are just as cool as your teardrops, Steve. Very, very impressive. Thanks for the tip on Nick Shade. Living in Minnesota, it’s only a matter of time before I get around to making one of these.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#8 posted 2446 days ago

Steve a great collection. They are beautiful. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#9 posted 2446 days ago

That’s a great looking boat. I started a Guillemot about three years ago and still haven’t finished it. The deck and the hull are still waiting to be joined. Maybe when it warms up again in the Spring. Good job.

-- Rick Hackett

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 2446 days ago

Wow. Too much fun!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 2446 days ago

SNAP! That is some nice work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 2446 days ago

Nice work – I like them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 2444 days ago

great work!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#14 posted 2444 days ago

Great woodworking Steve. You have a talent here.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#15 posted 2444 days ago

Now that’s great! Very nice work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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