cedar strip canoe

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Project by tacoma07 posted 11-08-2013 12:37 PM 2758 views 12 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

12.5’ cedar strip. I changed a few things from the plans to make it mine. I came up with this seat design and moved it back a few inches. This allows me to sit on the bottom like a solo kayak when i am fishing. Or I can sit in the seat if i want to use the canoe as a tandem.

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 12:50 PM

Very nice

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 01:10 PM

Monte that is just beautiful. Very well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 01:17 PM

Man that is a great project. The order of the strips is fantastic. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 01:40 PM

Gorgeous. Great job!

-- Matt

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 01:55 PM

Great job—very nice craftsmanship in your build.

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

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 02:25 PM


Beautiful… I see you used the molds and stations method. What kind of finish did you use on the outside and was that glass you where laying on the inside?
The build must have quite a few hours in it… I built a Chris Craft Barrel Back bar and it took me 8 months…

Thanks for posting,

-- Mike

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#7 posted 11-08-2013 04:20 PM

Wonderful ,beautiful ,an outstanding build with amazing results.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 11-08-2013 04:25 PM

that’s a beauty

-- Steve--

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#9 posted 11-08-2013 05:24 PM

Beautiful work. Looks like a fun toy to have around.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#10 posted 11-08-2013 05:48 PM

That is incredible!

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#11 posted 11-08-2013 05:49 PM

Very nice!

I really do like cedar. It just pops out here!

-- just rjR

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 06:01 PM

Hello tacoma07

Very very very nice.

How many time did you need you make a so beautiful canoe ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 11-08-2013 06:59 PM

She’s a beauty and customized for you. I’ve built a strip kayak so I do understand the labor of love these things take.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 11-08-2013 07:11 PM

Thanks everyone. Yeah it took me a long time. Hard to say how many hours. I didnt keep track. Total time was about a year and a half. But i did many projects in between, plus the resin and varnish also required the right temps.

Mikee, yes that was glass on the inside. I put a layer also on the outside as well. Its amazing how it really clears up with resin. I only put a wetout coat on the inside. Another words you can still feel the fiberglass weave. The outside I put about 4 coats on. And that gave it the glass finish along with 4 coats of spar varnish.
I took pictures at each major step of the build. I will add a link below if anyone wants scroll through.

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#15 posted 11-08-2013 07:16 PM

I burned my logo in the front.


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