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Red Cedar Strip Canoe

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Project by bowtie posted 03-14-2012 10:16 PM 20240 views 31 times favorited 59 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this canoe from storm downed red cedar and red oak milled with a chainsaw mill.
She’s my baby, 11’ 7” in length.
Easy to carry, a dream on the water.
She’s built from Gil Gilpatrick “puddle duck” forms from a previous build with some forms omitted and the spacing modified to achieve target size and weight.
Thanks for looking

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 10:28 PM

That is beautiful.

The work you did and the boat. Excellent craftsmanship. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 10:34 PM

Gorgeous canoe, fine work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jim Rowe

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 10:36 PM

Absolutely fantastic. It looks too good to put on the water – it might get wet!!! I’d love to make one of those one day.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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DHS

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 10:59 PM

Bowtie built a red cedar canoe.
‘Tis a beautiful thing to view.
The lines are supreme,
But if it goes in the stream
I hope he used waterproof glue.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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bowtie

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 11:12 PM

Bowtie used titebond 3,
it’s waterproof you see,
but she’s got fiberglass and epoxy,
it’s what makes her so foxy!
bowtie ain’t much of a poet

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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KMT

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 11:15 PM

Stunning, to say the least. You should enjoy many years of happy paddling.

-- - Martin

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shipwright

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 11:40 PM

Nice work. I wish you many hours of enjoyment.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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longgone

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#8 posted 03-14-2012 11:51 PM

I was thinking of that nice red cedar smell it must have…but then I read that you fiberglassed it. Great looking canoe.

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tyvekboy

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#9 posted 03-14-2012 11:57 PM

Very nice craftsmanship. That’s what I’d call an heirloom canoe that you can pass on to your kids and grandkids.

It’s just a little shorter than mine. I’m curious on how much it weighs and how long it took you to build it?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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bowtie

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#10 posted 03-15-2012 12:02 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments,
Greg, it smelled great while building but she’s completely sealed now.
tyvekboy, she’s about 27 pounds (weighed on a bath scale) and took about 7 weeks, evenings and wekends to build.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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Philzoel

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#11 posted 03-15-2012 12:07 AM

Very pretty functional lines. What a beauty. Epoxy finish is a life time of joy. Really hard good work. I am impressed by a woodcrafter.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-15-2012 12:26 AM

That whole build just amazess me! That looks like a piece of furniture. You have some serious talent. What’s that white stuff in the background? Looks like snow, but in Alabama?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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garriv777

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#13 posted 03-15-2012 12:37 AM

What a beauty!

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bowtie

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#14 posted 03-15-2012 12:47 AM

gfadvm, yes it’s snow. I work in huntsville,al and a little snow shuts almost all overpasses and bridges down. i love snow days, a chance to build or just enjoy the woods.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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HalDougherty

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#15 posted 03-15-2012 12:56 AM

That’s one beautiful canoe! It’s way to pretty to drag up the beach after a day on the lake.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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