|Project by littlebear||posted 04-12-2011 01:50 PM||2601 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
100% cherry canoe.. Not an easy task to build. Common canoes are built using cedar wood because of its bending quality’s.
The canoe your looking at in the picture has been built using cherry lumber.
We had to drill each tack hole to keep the cherry from splitting ..
I think this canoe has about 380 very small brass tacks..I also had to steam the canoe planking for bending.
This is the only cherry canoe that I have built..
I have a Vision of building another one in the future.
On my next cherry canoe i am thinking about having my uncle mill out some brass seats and thwarts for the inside of the canoe…
Hope you my little canoe.
This canoe is the only one of its kind in the world..
60” long 10” beam
-- Ralphie Maine