Building a wood strip canoe

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Project by scott ernst posted 12-26-2013 06:29 PM 3180 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been on a little boat building kick recently. I wanted to build a strip built, solo canoe out of basswood and I ended up building a design called the Northwest Passage Solo. I wrote about it in a couple of articles that you can check out at:

-- Scott, NM

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 06:33 PM

That is a very nice looking canoe

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#2 posted 12-26-2013 07:24 PM

Wonderful canoe, I have been thinking about making one, you did a great job, you’ll love it!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 12-26-2013 11:31 PM

Scott, Scott, Scott, just when I start to get it out of my head a little bit, someone has to post another one. The wife just shakes her head when I say I need just one more. I had not seen one built from Basswood, I like it. I like the way you did the deck also. Fantastic looking canoe, thanks for posting it.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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scott ernst

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 12:56 AM

Is it possible to have too many canoes? I’m thinking that now I need a large tripping solo‚Ķ..

-- Scott, NM

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#5 posted 12-27-2013 02:48 AM

I purchased Gilpatrick’s book last spring. Thats as far as I have made it on my canoe.

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#6 posted 12-27-2013 03:22 AM

Great looking canoe and a very interesting blog at the link you posted. Did you ever post one about the fiber-glassing?

-- Dave K.

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scott ernst

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#7 posted 12-27-2013 04:23 AM

Thanks Dave, glad you enjoyed it. I actually just posted the glassing and trim article earlier today. Here's the link again.

-- Scott, NM

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#8 posted 12-27-2013 12:27 PM

Great looking canoe. Someday, someday…......

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 12-27-2013 12:52 PM

Looks great!!!!!!

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#10 posted 12-27-2013 01:43 PM

This is great. Thanks for writing the article, it was very informative.

I have to get the guts to try this. – One day

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 05:00 AM

Great boat! -

Someday – I cut the cedar trees, had them milled, I need to now cut them into strips! Someday …

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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