Murphy's canoe

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Project by farmerdude posted 01-21-2013 11:10 AM 5595 views 10 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call it this because anything that could go wrong did. This is the Wabnaki model from Gilpatrick’s book. It is 16’ long and has two seats ( you can only see one in these pics.). Sorry there are not better pics., but it was 5 degrees this morning and I didn’t spend a lot of time taking photos. This is my second canoe. The pics. of the first one are lost somewhere in cyber space and gone for good. Glad to finally have this done and out of the shop! My shop is 20’ by 20’ so this canoe took up much of the space. Now maybe I can get to posting some of my other projects, and making new ones. Any comments are welcome.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 12:57 PM

Hey Jeff….one word for you bud…..DANG…..thats super nice!!!! Maybe things will thaw enough by July or August up there for you to try it out….lol Fine project sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 01:20 PM

You have my congratulations. If building those things was quick, easy and cheap a lot of us would be cranking the out. A lot of us aren’t.

-- Beavercut

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 01:21 PM

As the kids would say …




THAT is soooooo cool!

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 01:31 PM

Wow! That is nice.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#5 posted 01-21-2013 01:32 PM

That sure is a beauty!!! Well done!

Can you put steel runners on it and use it immediately? ;)

I want to build a wood strip kayak, one of these days. If only I could do work as nice as yours!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 01-21-2013 01:37 PM

Beautiful work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 01-21-2013 02:17 PM

looks amazing

-- Joel

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#8 posted 01-21-2013 02:18 PM

That is a wonderful project. It is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 01-21-2013 03:05 PM

Excelent. I´paddle a canoe of fiberglass frequently so imagine my admiration whit you work of art!!!!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#10 posted 01-21-2013 03:31 PM

That’s a work of art! Too bad it’s going to be a while till the water warms up enough for a test drive.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 01-21-2013 03:46 PM

Great work Jeff. That is truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#12 posted 01-21-2013 03:56 PM

Fantastic work it looks great.


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#13 posted 01-21-2013 04:06 PM

Ahoy matie! Nice job.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#14 posted 01-21-2013 04:12 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 01-21-2013 04:13 PM

Nice job. What are the temp nails/awls you are using to hold the strips in place?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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