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  • Finally finished!

    I started this little project in July of 2016, and finished it November of 2020. In that time I retired, moved, set up a new shop barely bigger than the canoe, and had a hip replaced. Now I have a buddy who wants one. I hope that one will only take a few months…

    "Be excellent to each other."
    Bill & Ted

  • #2
    Having spent an entire summer in a canoe working as a guide in the BWCA and many weeks canoeing there for fun, I can say that you have crafted one of the most beautiful canoes I've ever seen.

    How much does it weigh? The old Grumman's tipped the scale at over 100 lbs and were a bear to portage.
    An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
    A moral man does it.


    • gsmittle
      gsmittle commented
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      Thank you for the complement!

      It's a 20' canoe that's supposed to weigh about 90 lbs. This one weighs just north of 100 lbs. I'm pretty sure I can shave 20 lbs. off another one, now that I know what I'm doing.

      Using the yoke, it's surprisingly balanced. I wouldn't want to tote it any long distance, however.

      It's built entirely of recycled cedar and white oak.

  • #3
    That is a thing of beauty!
    Don, aka Pappy,

    Wise men talk because they have something to say,
    Fools because they have to say something.


    • #4
      Wow! Magnificent workmanship!

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      • #5
        Beautiful and functional! Well done!
        just another brick in the wall...


        • #6
          Cool, cool, cool. That's awesome. Nice job!


          • #7
            Absolutely beautiful work! I hope you get to enjoy it forma long time. Many years ago, a neighbor had an Old Town that he kept until he could no longer carry it across the street to use in the river. When he passed, his wife put it out at the curb with a free sign on it. Hopefully, it found a good home.
            Jim Frye
            The Nut in the Cellar.
            ”Sawdust Is Man Glitter”


            • #8
              Great work. Beautifully done.
              Hank Lee

              Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!


              • #9
                Really nice. Some fine craftsmanship there.
                Loring in Katy, TX USA
                If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
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                • #10
                  Beautiful work.
                  I reject your reality and substitute my own.