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02-01-2013 03:32 AM

hello everyone, i was thinking of building a minature pirogue, 2 to 3 ft. long. i have solid 6×6 blocks
of cypress beams,i also have slabs of tupelo gum from 4 to 6 inches thick,would it be
better to dig one out of either the above woods or piece it together by strips of other kinds of woods?


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#1 posted 02-01-2013 03:50 AM

I would use the cypress. Just do not put them in water unfinished. Cypress sucks up water big time

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 05:04 AM

Strips work great!
I’ve finished with “Western system’s” epoxy on them.
Outside and insides. Lasted 20 years so far.
Throw a coat of varnish over the epoxy, I was told that UV light degrades epoxy.

Google strip canoes, that’s where I learned.
Made mine out of Cedar.

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