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I built this cedar/ Epoxy canoe using the book “Building a Strip Canoe” by Gil Gilpatrick.It’s western Red cedar for the hull with ash gunnels and seats , Deck and Yoke is red oak.
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#1 posted 08-05-2010 03:28 PM
Wow! I’d call that museum quality.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#2 posted 08-05-2010 03:33 PM
That is really nice! Great Job on that.
-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd
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#3 posted 08-05-2010 03:46 PM
I built one of these years ago to go wild ricing. They are just terrific as they are beautiful and lkightweight. You did a super job..now go get it wet and have fun!
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#4 posted 08-05-2010 03:50 PM
WOW…... This is a real beauty! Something to be proud of while cruising around. Congrats!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#5 posted 08-05-2010 03:59 PM
Beautiful caneo. I would love to try something like this one day.
-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
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#6 posted 08-05-2010 04:15 PM
WOW! -i was just thinking how i would love to try this, but i am not good or patient enough yet; those are beautiful!
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#7 posted 08-05-2010 04:20 PM
Cool now you need to get it wet looks like a lot of work and fun.
-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust
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#8 posted 08-05-2010 05:13 PM
Nice job. Did you hand cane your seats? Show us the paddles you made.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized
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#9 posted 08-05-2010 05:26 PM
Beautiful work, my friend. I am always amazed and hand built boats, and this is a fine example.
-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.
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#10 posted 08-05-2010 05:34 PM
Great looking Canoe! I am intending to build one this fall, I actually started the process 3 years ago but keep getting derailed with other projects. I am also using Gilpatrick’s book, what a great resource! Seeing yours gives me inspiration to put the other projects aside and start working on the canoe. Thanks for sharing.
#11 posted 08-05-2010 06:34 PM
Thanks for the comments.the seats are hand caned following the instructions in Gilpatrick’s book. Paddles are still on the drawing board.
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#12 posted 08-05-2010 06:41 PM
Great looking canoe! I’m impressed with your work. I’m going to have to build one someday.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#13 posted 08-05-2010 07:27 PM
Really nice work, I really like the variegated colouring of the grain on the strips. I built one a few years ago as well but the strips I used were a lot more plain in look, I really like the way the grain shows up on yours.
Nice work on the seats too. I bought pre-made seats and yoke for mine, one day I’ll build my own, along with paddles….and a million other things. :-)
-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.
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#14 posted 08-05-2010 08:02 PM
What a beautiful canoe, lovely job.Love the simplicity, less is so much more here.MaFe
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#15 posted 08-05-2010 08:08 PM
Wow I love this wish I had plans etc.Alistair
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
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