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Here is a project that I started a long time ago but it got put on hold for many reasons and excuses.

Anyways each step of the project was a learning experience.

I purchased the precut forms from a canoe builder.

The wood strips used were cut from 18' near clear cedar 2×4s. I cut them down to ¾"x1/4" strips then took
bead and cove router bits to the edges.

Fiberglassed using System 3 epoxies.

Other wood used: oak for the seats, white ash for the thwarts and walnut for the breast hooks and gunwales.

Thanks for look'n.

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Beautiful canoe-I always admire you woodworkers who have the patience and commit the time to build one of these strip canoes. Congratulations on a job well done!
 

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Beautiful -that is one of my next projects ,my idea is to use indigenous woods to South Africa using Cape Hollly and White Alder for weight and inlays out of a few others.
 

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Great job! It's on my bucket list, but the old I get the less likely it seems that I will get to it.
 

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Great looking canoe! The bead and cove construction sounds interesting. It would be nice to see the details of that.
 

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Awesome…Always thought I might like to try building a canoe but perhaps it might never happen. Thanks for sharing with us.
 

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Awesome! Like so much! Good paddle!
 

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Total envy, that's what I'm thinking about right now. I keep telling myself that someday I will get to make my own boat. But for now all I can do is stare and gawk at your work, envious as all heck.
 

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That is a beautiful canoe, you did a amazing job. You will get many hours of enjoyment out of it I am sure.
 

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Awesomw job! Canoe building is proof, you can never have too many clamps. Enjoy!
 

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Beautiful job! I have also had it on my list of things to do for years now. Honestly, I think it's the fiberglass work that holds me back. Honestly, how bad was it?
 

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Gorgeous, I love cedar canoes.
 

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An old carpenter I used to work with told me once, you're not a complete woodworker until you've built a wooden canoe…. wasn't sure exactly what he meant until I saw the one he built.

Some day soon, I hope I can build one as nice as yours.

very nice. I'd be afraid to scratch it, it's so nice.
 

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There are few things prettier than a wooden canoe. Great work!
 

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Sweet-looking canoe. I've wanted to build one for ages. Someday I'll take the plunge and try to make something similar.
 

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What a great post. Congrats on a real nice job!
 

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Amazing!
 

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Gorgeous canoe. Excellent job.
 

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Great looking canoe! .... mind me asking what the final weight is?

I love looking at these projects and always dreamed about making one.

The aluminum paddles gave me a chuckle…. perhaps a bent shaft paddle for a follow on project :^)
 
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