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cootcraig

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04-03-2015 01:17 PM

I’m looking for buddies here on lumberjocks that can guide me in a quest
to build canoes. Here are the designs I’m favoring right now.

I’m ever so slowly putting together a woodwork shop in 1/2 of my garage. I have
been a canoe paddler for 52 years however and I will find a way to build some
canoes in my shop. As of now I want to try both ‘stitch and clue’ and ‘skin on frame’
constuction.

For skin on frame my choice of designs are from Platt Monfort.

SnowShoe 14

and

SnowShoe 16

For stitch and glue, I favor the plans of Eskimo Tom.

finewoodwatercraft

I expect I’ll find some boat builders here at Lumberjocks.


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jmartel

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 01:20 PM

There’s a few on here, but you would get much better response on the woodenboat forums.

http://forum.woodenboat.com/

Might even find other people that have built the same models and can give you help/tips.

I’ve got a Shenandoah Whitehall skin on frame rowboat that needs built this summer, myself.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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cootcraig

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 01:47 PM



There s a few on here, but you would get much better response on the woodenboat forums.

http://forum.woodenboat.com/

Might even find other people that have built the same models and can give you help/tips.

I ve got a Shenandoah Whitehall skin on frame rowboat that needs built this summer, myself.

- jmartel

Thanks for the link. I’ll follow up at woodenboat forums.

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Andre

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#3 posted 04-03-2015 01:55 PM

This is why I love this site! Have had a stack of Old growth cedar boards follow me around for 20 years waiting to be transformed into a strip canoe, shop is getting close to start this project so thanks for links and another shove!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Greg In Maryland

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#4 posted 04-03-2015 02:19 PM

Craig and JMartel, thank you both for the links. A canoe is on my wishlist, so the links are helpful.

Greg

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#5 posted 04-03-2015 02:28 PM

This is the page for the boat I’m building. They have a canoe and a bunch of kayaks as well. I originally wanted to build the Ruth wherry, but the lower freeboard/narrower hull/stability meant that it won’t be as nice in rougher waters on Puget Sound or some of the windy mountain lakes.

http://gentrycustomboats.com/Planspage.html

Most are non-traditional Skin-on-frame which means that they use fewer plywood frames rather than more traditional steam bent wood frames.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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mtenterprises

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#6 posted 04-03-2015 04:06 PM

I have built both stitch and glue and skin on frame kayaks and it was quite enjoyable and rewarding. Have fun, let’s see what you can do.

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#7 posted 04-04-2015 07:34 AM

Glad to see you found Platt Monfort’s website. His construction methods are unique, and make a very light boat. Some of the others look good too.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#8 posted 04-08-2015 01:29 AM


There s a few on here, but you would get much better response on the woodenboat forums.

http://forum.woodenboat.com/

Might even find other people that have built the same models and can give you help/tips.

I ve got a Shenandoah Whitehall skin on frame rowboat that needs built this summer, myself.

- jmartel

Great Link “J”. Went there had a look around and found a Video on YouTube of a guy building a Cedar Strip in 9 Minutes! (Yes there’s a catch) Beautiful Canoe!

Have a “Look See” HERE

Also a whole pile of other Good Videos down the right side. Most of them Tutorials.

Enjoy All: Rick (Thanks a Bunch “J” Added to “Favorites”, For Sure)

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 04-14-2015 05:09 PM

Hello! Craig! Are you there/here? Last time you dropped by was April 3rd.

WATCH. WATCH. PLEASE!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 04-14-2015 05:15 PM

He wants to build canoes in the future – maybe he’s gone there. THE FUTURE.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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cootcraig

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#11 posted 04-14-2015 05:21 PM


Hello! Craig! Are you there/here? Last time you dropped by was April 3rd.

WATCH. WATCH. PLEASE!

- Rick


I’ve been following the responses here. Life is keeping me busy.

When my garage workshop is in better shape, I hope to start a Snowshoe 14 or 16 this summer.

gaboats showshoe 14

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cootcraig

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#12 posted 04-14-2015 05:25 PM



This is the page for the boat I m building. They have a canoe and a bunch of kayaks as well. I originally wanted to build the Ruth wherry, but the lower freeboard/narrower hull/stability meant that it won t be as nice in rougher waters on Puget Sound or some of the windy mountain lakes.

http://gentrycustomboats.com/Planspage.html

Most are non-traditional Skin-on-frame which means that they use fewer plywood frames rather than more traditional steam bent wood frames.

- jmartel


Wow, that Shenandoah Whitehall looks nice. I want this as well.

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cootcraig

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#13 posted 04-14-2015 05:28 PM

While I have not had a canoe for way to long. I have been paddling an inflatable stand up paddle board.

This shop built paddle board is on my todo list. A canoe for my wife and I to get out together will come first.

LANUI Stand Up Paddleboard

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