wood strip canoe

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Project by WoodLe posted 1300 days ago 6344 views 19 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have enjoyed looking at everybody’s fantastic projects on lj so much, so I though you all might be interested in this wood strip canoe that I built several years ago. It is a redbird style 17’ 6” long and made from sugar pine scraps that I ripped into 1/4 strips and put a boat bead on. Most of the strips weren’t more than 54” long, so I scarf jointed them together. The long accent strips are cherry. The short dashes, the seat frames as well as the duck inlay are walnut. The duck inlay (on both sides) was done with a router and utility knife and put in strip by strip to match the sides. The seats were hand caned with plastic cane. The paddles are hand carved walnut and popular. Lots of fun to build, even more fun to put it in the water!

-- Apple Creek, Ohio

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#1 posted 1300 days ago

Yea, I enjoy seeing that. What a beauty! Fantastic craftsmanship on that. The duck is a great detail, along with the walnut accents and paddles. Nice…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 1300 days ago

cool canoe.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 1300 days ago

:—O she is beautyfull

well done, most be a joy to padle
tanks for sharing


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#4 posted 1300 days ago

You would actually put that thing in water?
I would be too busy admiring it in my living room. Nice,very nice.

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 1300 days ago

Pure art. That’s a great post. How long did it take to build?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 1300 days ago

I’ve seen the making of such a canoe on TV and thought it an amazing process…congratulations…and you’ve done a tremendous job…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 1300 days ago

Gorgeous. I built a stitch and glue kayak, canoe is on my list.

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#8 posted 1300 days ago

Hey WoodLe,
Real sweet job..well done.

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#9 posted 1300 days ago

Beautiiful piece of work! However, too pretty for its intended purpose. I couldn’t bear to get it wet!

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#10 posted 1299 days ago

Very nice balance of color and pattern. Beautiful. I have done a couple too.

-- Dave

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#11 posted 1299 days ago

WOW!, I wish I had the room to try that

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#12 posted 1299 days ago

Oh my goodness-such a beautiful job. And you actually put it in the water? WOW! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 1299 days ago

Great work an outstanding canoe with super workmanship ,beautiful.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1299 days ago

Very nice…... I wonder just how heavey it is ? The inlayed duck is a very nice touch.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 1299 days ago

Looks great and I can imagine fast in the water.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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