wood strip canoe

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Project by WoodLe posted 10-02-2010 03:38 AM 17602 views 22 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have enjoyed looking at everybody’s fantastic projects on lj so much, so I though you all might be interested in this wood strip canoe that I built several years ago. It is a redbird style 17’ 6” long and made from sugar pine scraps that I ripped into 1/4 strips and put a boat bead on. Most of the strips weren’t more than 54” long, so I scarf jointed them together. The long accent strips are cherry. The short dashes, the seat frames as well as the duck inlay are walnut. The duck inlay (on both sides) was done with a router and utility knife and put in strip by strip to match the sides. The seats were hand caned with plastic cane. The paddles are hand carved walnut and popular. Lots of fun to build, even more fun to put it in the water!

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 03:45 AM

Yea, I enjoy seeing that. What a beauty! Fantastic craftsmanship on that. The duck is a great detail, along with the walnut accents and paddles. Nice…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 03:48 AM

cool canoe.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 03:55 AM

:—O she is beautyfull

well done, most be a joy to padle
tanks for sharing


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#4 posted 10-02-2010 03:58 AM

You would actually put that thing in water?
I would be too busy admiring it in my living room. Nice,very nice.

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 05:24 AM

Pure art. That’s a great post. How long did it take to build?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 06:55 AM

I’ve seen the making of such a canoe on TV and thought it an amazing process…congratulations…and you’ve done a tremendous job…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 09:01 AM

Gorgeous. I built a stitch and glue kayak, canoe is on my list.

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 10:37 AM

Hey WoodLe,
Real sweet job..well done.

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 01:14 PM

Beautiiful piece of work! However, too pretty for its intended purpose. I couldn’t bear to get it wet!

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 02:04 PM

Very nice balance of color and pattern. Beautiful. I have done a couple too.

-- Dave

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#11 posted 10-02-2010 02:38 PM

WOW!, I wish I had the room to try that

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#12 posted 10-02-2010 02:45 PM

Oh my goodness-such a beautiful job. And you actually put it in the water? WOW! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 10-02-2010 02:48 PM

Great work an outstanding canoe with super workmanship ,beautiful.


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#14 posted 10-02-2010 02:59 PM

Very nice…... I wonder just how heavey it is ? The inlayed duck is a very nice touch.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 10-02-2010 03:05 PM

Looks great and I can imagine fast in the water.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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