Building the Mattawa - a small tandem canoe

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Project by scott ernst posted 02-26-2014 05:11 AM 1712 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t help myself. I had just finished building myself a basswood solo canoe and it got my girlfriend so excited that she wanted her own cedar strip canoe. We decided to build her a Mattawa which is a design by John Winters. I wrote about building it on my woodworking blog if you are interested in checking it out.

-- Scott, NM

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 09:11 AM

Great looking canoe, you have done an awesome job…well done.

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

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 09:13 AM

Very nice work! A canoe is on my bucket list -

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

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 12:59 PM

Beatiful job. love the canoa and kayak too. congratulations and enjoy!

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

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 01:09 PM

It looks terrific. I’ll check out your blog.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 02:20 PM

Great looking canoe and very informative blog.

-- 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 02-26-2014 03:20 PM

That’s a beautiful canoe.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 03:31 PM

what a beautiful canoe, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 08:15 PM

WOW so cool, I really want to try one some day I just never seem to get myself motivated

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 02-27-2014 01:57 AM

Great job. I checked out your blog and enjoyed the progress pictures you posted. I once went deep sea fishing and the Captain had built the boat we were on with his daughter who had an entire scrapbook detailing their progress. I remember spending more time with them explaining the different steps they had gone through than I did fishing.


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