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Project by jbschutz posted 12-17-2020 02:46 AM 546 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe
This was a fun project. I brought koa and mango wood from Kauai back to Minnesota, with the express pupose of making this little knicknack. The hull and outrigger beams are Koa, and the ouitrigger float is mango. The mast is 1/4 inch dowel and the spar is a steamed and bent bamboo skewer. The sail is pachment with a sea turtle graphic, done in black Sharpie. The rigging was quite a project….done with kitchen twine. The overall length is about 12 inches. All wood parts are sanded to 220 and finished with spray satin poly.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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Lenny

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#1 posted 12-17-2020 12:44 PM

Well done John. That’s quite creative! I love the idea of making something native to where the wood originated.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 12-17-2020 01:14 PM

Very nice John! Agree with Lenny about the origin of the wood. Probably difficult to fly home with enough koa and mango for a full size one…..but like Johnny Cash said – I did it one piece at a time! Carry on…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 12-18-2020 04:45 AM

Great job John. It’s priceless. It looks like it was a fun project too, even though there were some challenges..

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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