|Project by Eric||posted 11-02-2013 06:58 AM||5327 views||9 times favorited||25 comments|
Ever since I was a teenager I always wanted to build a cedar strip canoe. My dog’s veterinarian had showed me his and I always thought about that canoe and how hard it must have been to make it. Well now I have a shop of my own and I needed a new canoe. I was looking into buying one and that memory of the vet’s canoe came to light and I decided to build my own.
With a cedar mill just down the road it was time take the plunge. I had found some free plans online to build a 13’ canoe so I thought I would give it a try with a smaller canoe.
Because I made my forms by eye, it was a little difficult during the build because as I learned your canoe is only as good as the forms you build them on. Unfortunately there are a few mistakes but thats why it was a practice canoe. Asides from the few flaws it is an amazingly stable canoe and I have spent many hours in it this last summer and am very happy with the results. I know it will last me for years to come
I have now found a book written by Gil Gilpatrick How to build a strip canoe that comes with 8 full size plans for the forms and very eager to build a bigger and better canoe.
I also made a video of the entire build, in time lapse of course, and posted it on you tube. Here is the link.
Hope you enjoy. Thanks
It holds a good load of firewood too. lol
And I get a lot of looks when on the truck. Such a good feeling.
-- Eric the "Fabbrocator" Fabbro