Canoe 2

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Project by Jimboe posted 03-27-2008 02:38 PM 2361 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second canoe i made about 4 years ago. This one was a little bit easyer to make now having the experence. I hand caned the seat and let me tell you i thought id never get done . I also carved out the yoke to fit for portage.I couldnt believe how great the yoke came out i didnt think i had it in me (i am no carver)

I didnt want to buy plans so i went to the books and scaled plans . The problem i had was i didnt know where the seat should sit ….well i found out its way to high and needs to be lowered (the canoe flipped with my boss in it LOL )

the strips are of cedar and pine . The gunnels ,seat and part of the yoke is aspen. the decks are made with a wood my boss got me and im just not to sure what its call …i remember wormy in the name .

the canoe is glassed and finished with sprayed on spar . Took me about 2 months .

Hope ya like it was fun to build

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 02:46 PM

Very nicely done. The contrast in the wood colors make it stand out. Do the pics show the seat in the lowered position?
I really enjoy looking at handcrafted wooden boats and you have a nice one.

-- Larry

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#2 posted 03-27-2008 02:54 PM

Dang, that is sweet! 2 months is pretty fast for a project like that.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-27-2008 03:05 PM

pipes …the picture has it raised

Charlie ..i made it for my boss LOL guess what i did during work hours LOL

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#4 posted 03-27-2008 03:07 PM

Jimboe, Great job!
I don`t think i`d ever have the patience or skills to build
a canoe / boat.
I really like the caned seat.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#5 posted 03-27-2008 03:14 PM

Wow! That canoe is incredible.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 03-27-2008 03:15 PM

Wow. Very nice.

-- He said wood...

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#7 posted 03-27-2008 03:32 PM

What a great project, and what a wonderful job you have done. Is there more of these in your future? Keep up the good work.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#8 posted 03-27-2008 03:58 PM

Nice looking canoe, you did a great job on it. I made one about ten years ago with my sons scout troop it was alot of fun we build our from a book also, we also build a sea kayak from plywood. I have been wanting to build another one maybe this summer. I all ready have all the forms cut just need to build me a strongback. did you cove and bead your strips or plan each to fit, we planed ours I had the cove and bead bits but I wanted to let the boys use the block planes and see than you didn’t need machines for every thing.


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#9 posted 03-27-2008 04:15 PM


This is a wonderful canoe. Too bad about flipping your boss but I am sure that won’t be held against you. :)

With two of them it looks like you are now an expert. I am sure that there are more to come.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 03-27-2008 04:32 PM

This is great I would love to attempt a boat someday. Thanks for sharing it.

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#11 posted 03-27-2008 04:35 PM

Hi Jim

You did a beautiful job on the canoe. I always thought an all wood canoe looked so neat. Flipped the boss out. At least you did not say X boss. Maybe it is the the picture, but is there enough knee room between the seat and yoke? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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F Dudak

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#12 posted 03-27-2008 04:52 PM

Great Canoe! One day I’ll get to that sea kayak I’ve always wanted! Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#13 posted 03-27-2008 05:02 PM

Very nice. Well done. What is the size and weight? There are others here, including myself, that have built strip canoes. Takes time, but well worth it.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#14 posted 03-27-2008 05:57 PM

Exceptional looking – nice job!

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#15 posted 03-27-2008 06:17 PM

she’s a fine looking canoe

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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