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Project by SteveFrederick posted 11-12-2007 05:25 AM 5142 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.
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-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY. http://www.campingclassics.com





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 11-12-2007 05:30 AM

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 11-12-2007 05:30 AM

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

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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SteveFrederick

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#3 posted 11-12-2007 05:33 AM

“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. http://www.campingclassics.com

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mrtrim

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#4 posted 11-12-2007 05:37 AM

very impressive work steve .

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Max

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#5 posted 11-12-2007 05:49 AM

Wonderful craftsmanship. Very nice indeed.

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

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SPalm

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#6 posted 11-12-2007 06:27 AM

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.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jeff

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#7 posted 11-12-2007 06:28 AM

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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Karson

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#8 posted 11-12-2007 06:30 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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ramram

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#9 posted 11-12-2007 06:58 AM

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 11-12-2007 07:03 AM

Wow. Too much fun!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 11-12-2007 07:06 AM

SNAP! That is some nice work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#12 posted 11-12-2007 11:36 AM

Nice work – I like them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 11-14-2007 03:24 PM

great work!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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PanamaJack

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#14 posted 11-14-2007 03:34 PM

Great woodworking Steve. You have a talent here.

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

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mot

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#15 posted 11-14-2007 06:49 PM

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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