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Project by indplswoodworking posted 06-29-2014 08:16 PM 1821 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 360 degree view of the kayak I am constructing. This is about 16 feet in length and made from 4mm Okoume African Mahogany Plywood. And surprisingly enough it only weighs about 35 pounds. I have never build anything like this before all though I do have an extensive woodworking background. Please check out my progress and let me know what you think:

I have started a Lumberjocks forum about the process starting from step one:


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#1 posted 06-29-2014 10:57 PM

are you concerned with it being plywood that the wood will swell and rot once it gets wet or have you devised a plan to combat that?

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 02:29 AM

Ambitious! This is great. It must be satisfying to build something like this. Congratulations!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 11:29 AM

Seriously nice work and I like the somewhat unusual design too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 02:50 PM

Its marine grade plywood and heavily coaten in epoxy and lacquer. This makes it complety waterproof. Its a time tested process that has been refined for many years.


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#5 posted 06-30-2014 08:33 PM

That looks gorgeous so far, good luck with it! I hope to complete a cedar strip kayak someday myself so I am jealous, thank you for sharing.

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 10:13 PM

ohh ok I forgot about the marine grade plywood. should’ve remembered that since I had to get some for my boat when I was in louisiana. well done hope it works out great!

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#7 posted 07-03-2014 02:42 AM

Beautiful, nice design too. Looking forward to seeing it when completed.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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