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I built this canoe from storm downed red cedar and red oak milled with a chainsaw mill.
She's my baby, 11' 7" in length.
Easy to carry, a dream on the water.
She's built from Gil Gilpatrick "puddle duck" forms from a previous build with some forms omitted and the spacing modified to achieve target size and weight.
Thanks for looking

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That is beautiful.

The work you did and the boat. Excellent craftsmanship. Great job.
 

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Absolutely fantastic. It looks too good to put on the water - it might get wet!!! I'd love to make one of those one day.
Jim
 

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Bowtie built a red cedar canoe.
'Tis a beautiful thing to view.
The lines are supreme,
But if it goes in the stream
I hope he used waterproof glue.
 

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Bowtie used titebond 3,
it's waterproof you see,
but she's got fiberglass and epoxy,
it's what makes her so foxy!
bowtie ain't much of a poet
 

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Stunning, to say the least. You should enjoy many years of happy paddling.
 

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Nice work. I wish you many hours of enjoyment.
 

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I was thinking of that nice red cedar smell it must have…but then I read that you fiberglassed it. Great looking canoe.
 

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Very nice craftsmanship. That's what I'd call an heirloom canoe that you can pass on to your kids and grandkids.

It's just a little shorter than mine. I'm curious on how much it weighs and how long it took you to build it?
 

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Thanks for all the kind comments,
Greg, it smelled great while building but she's completely sealed now.
tyvekboy, she's about 27 pounds (weighed on a bath scale) and took about 7 weeks, evenings and wekends to build.
 

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Very pretty functional lines. What a beauty. Epoxy finish is a life time of joy. Really hard good work. I am impressed by a woodcrafter.
 

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That whole build just amazess me! That looks like a piece of furniture. You have some serious talent. What's that white stuff in the background? Looks like snow, but in Alabama?
 

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gfadvm, yes it's snow. I work in huntsville,al and a little snow shuts almost all overpasses and bridges down. i love snow days, a chance to build or just enjoy the woods.
 

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That's one beautiful canoe! It's way to pretty to drag up the beach after a day on the lake.
 

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Well bowtie, a canoe this beautiful is a business just waiting to happen :). Let me know how many requests you get from folks wanting you to build them one :)
 

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Snow in Alabama: so much for global warming. A little snow pretty much shuts down our state as well.
 

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Incredible! I've always wanted to build a canoe or kayak!! amazing work! Thanks for sharing it with us
 

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That's amazing and beautiful.
 
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