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Project by Irishmike757 posted 01-24-2014 12:24 PM 1807 views 14 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first boat project, a model called “Windstream” from Carrying Place Canoe Works out of Ontario, Canada. A very fun project. Already has a couple of trips to the Boundary Waters under it’s belt!! Started in February and finished on July 12th, 2012.

Here is the link for my Facebook Photo Album of progress from start to finish:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4113247002049.158375.1609383110&type=1&l=f0569f3868





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DonB

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 12:33 PM

Beautiful work Mike. Love the resulting pattern looking down into the canoe. Impressive finish. Many hours ahead enjoying yourself in this model. Thanks for posting this.

-- DonB

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TheeWoodShed

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 01:41 PM

Love it!!! Fantastic job!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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patron

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 01:52 PM

beautiful build
real quality work mike

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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bigblockyeti

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 02:14 PM

That looks great, I want to build one sometime in the future but I just don’t have time right now. Did you just get the plans from them or a full kit?

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 02:18 PM

Beautiful craft Mike! Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 02:26 PM

Great job!

Do you have progress photos?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Benboy

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#7 posted 01-24-2014 02:32 PM

great job

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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Irishmike757

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#8 posted 01-24-2014 02:33 PM

Lee J., I do have progress photos, this site is limited to 6 photos, I will try to get you the progress photo album somehow. Mike

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jdh122

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#9 posted 01-24-2014 02:34 PM

I second the request for the progress photos (and also all of the compliments). You might post them as a blog.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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patron

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#10 posted 01-24-2014 02:39 PM

you can add all the photos you like
right here in the comments

just hit the img button over the comment
it will take you to your pics
that you can download

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 01-24-2014 02:40 PM

Beautiful canoe! You did a really super job. Hard to believe it is your first boat. Did you use the staple method of construction?

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

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shipwright

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#12 posted 01-24-2014 03:12 PM

The first shot looks very inviting.
Very nice build Mike. It’s always good to see another boat on the water.
Enjoy your time with her.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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tyvekboy

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#13 posted 01-24-2014 03:21 PM

Very nice canoe. After building a canoe, I wouldnʻt call you just a beginner woodworker. Youʻve graduated to a higher level. Any project from here on is going to be a lot easier than the canoe. How heavy did it finally end up. Is that around 16-18 feet long?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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Irishmike757

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#14 posted 01-24-2014 03:23 PM

Here is link to the album that I posted for family and friends on facebook. It should work and show you the process. Any questions, let me know.

Mike

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4113247002049.158375.1609383110&type=1&l=f0569f3868

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steve_in_ohio

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#15 posted 01-24-2014 03:42 PM

That is just amazing, looks beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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