16' Cedar Strip Canoe And Matching Paddles

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Project by farmerdude posted 03-26-2016 10:19 PM 3916 views 12 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another canoe. Once again it is done with plans from Building A Strip Canoe, by Gil Gilpatrick. This is the Wabnaki model, and is 16’ long. It’s three feet wide in the center, 12” deep, and weighs around 65 pounds. If you would like more information and a whole bunch of pictures, I did a blog also. Sorry, I don’t know how to put in a link for the blog, you will have to look for ‘Cedar strip canoe build’, you will find the series. The hull is White Cedar, the gunwales are Ash, the seat frames are Birch, and the decks are Elm. I really enjoy a canoe build, but have other projects waiting. I hope you check out the blog, any questions and comments are welcome. Thanks for looking.
Update – Here is a link to the blog, Thank you to joeinga, and Sasha, for helping me to get this link here.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#1 posted 03-26-2016 10:59 PM

Here’s the link to your blog…

Beautiful job Jeff. Anybody would be proud to own this baby!

So, when you gonna start the next one?

Do it again, Daddy! Do it again!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 03-26-2016 11:03 PM

so great! I want to build a boat!

-- I do this for fun.

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 11:10 PM

Joe, thanks buddy. I want to do a short one some day, already have the plans bought in fact. Maybe next winter.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#4 posted 03-26-2016 11:11 PM

Matt, thank you. You should just jump right in, no time like the present.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#5 posted 03-26-2016 11:18 PM

Outstanding craftsmanship and absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to do the blog. Very much enjoyed following along on the build. For anyone wanting to build a canoe I highly recommend reading Jeffs blog first. It will def be helpful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 03-26-2016 11:22 PM

Wow, super job! Is this for yourself or a customer? I’m jealous either way. (-:.

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

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#7 posted 03-26-2016 11:37 PM

Northwest, thanks. I made it for my sister’s boyfriend.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#8 posted 03-26-2016 11:38 PM

Thanks, hoss.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#9 posted 03-26-2016 11:44 PM

Very nice Jeff. What a beaut.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 03-26-2016 11:51 PM

I seriously need to finish the 15 projects that I have started so I can start on the canoe that I have been wanting to build for about 5 years now. I am actually hoping to build two, one for each son. Your canoe turned out really nice.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#11 posted 03-26-2016 11:56 PM

Very good and complete explanation in the blog and a fine result. It is always a good day when another boat is launched.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#12 posted 03-27-2016 12:22 AM

Nice looking canoe! Much better looking than the skiff I built!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 03-27-2016 12:28 AM

Very nice!

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#14 posted 03-27-2016 02:07 AM

I followed along on your blog and throughly enjoyed it, thanks.
Now I want to build one, oh yeah very nice.

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 03-27-2016 02:14 AM

Great job Jeff, this is one build to be proud of.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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