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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 09-08-2013 03:31 PM 2046 views 8 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project that I started a long time ago but it got put on hold for many reasons and excuses.

Anyways each step of the project was a learning experience.

I purchased the precut forms from a canoe builder.

The wood strips used were cut from 18’ near clear cedar 2×4s. I cut them down to ¾”x1/4” strips then took
bead and cove router bits to the edges.

Fiberglassed using System 3 epoxies.

Other wood used: oak for the seats, white ash for the thwarts and walnut for the breast hooks and gunwales.

Thanks for look’n.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 03:41 PM

This canoe is beautiful. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 04:39 PM

Beautiful canoe—I always admire you woodworkers who have the patience and commit the time to build one of these strip canoes. Congratulations on a job well done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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johan

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 05:33 PM

Beautiful -that is one of my next projects ,my idea is to use indigenous woods to South Africa using Cape Hollly and White Alder for weight and inlays out of a few others.

-- Johan, South Africa, www.wildwoodboxes.co.za /www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 06:15 PM

Great job! It’s on my bucket list, but the old I get the less likely it seems that I will get to it.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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stefang

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 06:53 PM

Great looking canoe! The bead and cove construction sounds interesting. It would be nice to see the details of that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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FlyingMLB

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#6 posted 09-08-2013 07:11 PM

Awesome…Always thought I might like to try building a canoe but perhaps it might never happen. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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GerardoArg1

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#7 posted 09-08-2013 08:04 PM

Awesome! Like so much! Good paddle!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Von

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#8 posted 09-08-2013 09:44 PM

Total envy, that’s what I’m thinking about right now. I keep telling myself that someday I will get to make my own boat. But for now all I can do is stare and gawk at your work, envious as all heck.

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 09-08-2013 10:29 PM

That is a beautiful canoe, you did a amazing job. You will get many hours of enjoyment out of it I am sure.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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farmerdude

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#10 posted 09-08-2013 10:47 PM

Awesomw job! Canoe building is proof, you can never have too many clamps. Enjoy!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Hybridwoodwork

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#11 posted 09-08-2013 11:13 PM

Beautiful job! I have also had it on my list of things to do for years now. Honestly, I think it’s the fiberglass work that holds me back. Honestly, how bad was it?

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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hunter71

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#12 posted 09-09-2013 12:16 AM

Gorgeous, I love cedar canoes.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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reedwood

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#13 posted 09-09-2013 12:35 AM

An old carpenter I used to work with told me once, you’re not a complete woodworker until you’ve built a wooden canoe…. wasn’t sure exactly what he meant until I saw the one he built.

Some day soon, I hope I can build one as nice as yours.

very nice. I’d be afraid to scratch it, it’s so nice.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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JayG46

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#14 posted 09-09-2013 12:55 AM

There are few things prettier than a wooden canoe. Great work!

-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL www.swallowtailwoodcraft.com "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi

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bobasaurus

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#15 posted 09-09-2013 02:01 AM

Sweet-looking canoe. I’ve wanted to build one for ages. Someday I’ll take the plunge and try to make something similar.

-- Allen, Colorado

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