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Project by Jimboe posted 2314 days ago 2113 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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pipes

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#1 posted 2314 days ago

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...IF A MAN SPEAKS IN THE FOREST AND THERE'S NO WOMAN TO HEAR HIM, IS HE STILL WRONG ?

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2314 days ago

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

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

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Jimboe

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#3 posted 2314 days ago

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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cobbler

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#4 posted 2314 days ago

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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trifern

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#5 posted 2314 days ago

Wow! That canoe is incredible.

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

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DannyBoy

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#6 posted 2314 days ago

Wow. Very nice.

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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Hersh

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#7 posted 2314 days ago

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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joey

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#8 posted 2314 days ago

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

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2314 days ago

Jim,

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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mjlauro

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#10 posted 2314 days ago

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

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 2314 days ago

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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F Dudak

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#12 posted 2314 days ago

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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HallTree

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#13 posted 2314 days ago

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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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#14 posted 2314 days ago

Exceptional looking – nice job!

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

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Moron

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#15 posted 2314 days ago

she’s a fine looking canoe

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

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