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Project by Mike Vettori posted 04-15-2008 03:00 PM 4128 views 11 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Strip built cedar and ash canoe. 16ft Chestnut Special.





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Jimthecarver

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#1 posted 04-15-2008 03:06 PM

wow! What talent. The canoe looks great.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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joey

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#2 posted 04-15-2008 03:11 PM

Nice looking canoe, great idea to but your strong back on wheels.

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

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 03:13 PM

My favorite “one of these days” project! Beautiful job. Interesting bench too.

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Paul

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 03:40 PM

very cool

-- Paul, Texas

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WoodRivWW

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 03:47 PM

Gorgeous! The side inlay is a beautiful touch. I built one in the 70’s and it’s still going strong. Almost too pretty to put in the water, but I suppose it’s a little big to hang over the fireplace.

-- Hailey, ID

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Kerry

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#6 posted 04-15-2008 03:55 PM

Nice work. The design in the side looks great. I finished mine last year. You’re going to have years of enjoyment out of this project. Is it your 1st canoe?

Kerry

-- Alberta, Canada

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Mario

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#7 posted 04-15-2008 04:00 PM

WOW that is amazing.

Great work.

Thanks for the post.

-- Hope Never fails

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 04-15-2008 04:43 PM

Great looking canoe, & fine craftsmanship.

One like this has been on my list for years.

I also like the portable jig rack you built for making it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Texasgaloot

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#9 posted 04-15-2008 05:15 PM

That strongback looks like it’s a work of art in itself! Did you use the West system epoxy, or System 3? Great looking vessel!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 06:11 PM

Same here Dennis…”one of these days”

Great craftsmanship Mike.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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jeanmarc

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#11 posted 04-15-2008 06:15 PM

superb works very impresses congratulation

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 04-15-2008 06:17 PM

This is really a beautiful canoe! And what could make building it better than having your own personal sanding slave. :-)

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

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#13 posted 04-15-2008 06:33 PM

That’s beautiful! How was the experience building it? My wife and I would like kayaks and I’ve thought about building strip builts. Would you do it again? Any tips you learned along the way you’d like to pass along?

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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Mike Vettori

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#14 posted 04-15-2008 06:55 PM

Thanks for all the feedback!

Kerry: Yes, it was my first. I wasn’t sure about getting into it at first, but I loved every minute of it. There is a wealth of information and very helpful people on several differnet internet sites that exist just for boat builders. I couldn’t have done it without their help and input…especially when I did something wrong and needed to make a correction! :-)

TexasGaloot: I didn’t use either, I went with MAS Expoxies. The workability and cost were very good. I plan on using MAS again.

IowaWoodcrafter: It was a great experience. It took about two years to do, but I didn’t have much time to dedicate to it and could only do little pieces at a time. Would I do it again? Definitely, as a matter of fact I just bought plans for kayak (shhh…don’t tell my wife!) I would recommend this project to anyone that likes woodworking and being on the water. There’s quite a bit I learned with that project and from the research I started doing for the kayak. Any questions you have, don’t hesitate to send them my way. I can give you my opinion on techniques and design pros/cons, and point you in the directions of several websites I use to get information.

Thanks again.
Mike

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Dooley

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#15 posted 04-15-2008 07:06 PM

I too am going to build a Kayak, where did you get your plans? I’ve looked, and there are so many, I’m not sure where to start. Any input would be great. Thanks.

-- Dooley

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