Cedar/Epoxy canoe

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Project by twissty posted 08-05-2010 03:25 PM 3735 views 12 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.....

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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 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!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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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.

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#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

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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.

-- 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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