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Cedarstrip Canoe

My first woodworking project was a cedar strip canoe. People say, "start with something small. Build a birdhouse." I say, find something your are passionate about and dive right in. Learn along the way. Don't freak out about mistakes and just accept them as part of the process to achieving your desired outcome. I had absolutely no woodworking experience when I started the first canoe and now I have built 4 plus a myriad of other projects. My first big tool was a Ryobi table saw and my favorite is my Ryobi planer. Both absolutely essential to milling beautiful, long, 1/4" thick strips of western red cedar to build boats. I was inspired to build my first boat when I stumbled across a boat building workshop at a canoe museum in Peterborough, Ontario. I built this canoe in the basement of our farmhouse over the winter of 2010. It was the most rewarding thing I have ever created. There were challenges, to be sure. When the canoe was nearing completion our basement flooded and I had to cut the doorframe out of the basement to remove the canoe to a loft over our garage where I was able to finish it. Over the past 6 years I have had the privilege of paddling this beautiful canoe in some of the most pristine lakes and wilderness places in the world and I make a point to take 1-2 extended wilderness trips in it every year.

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RYOBI NATION
RYOBI NATION

This is amazing! What an awesome project to start with. Can't wait to see future projects.

chrisking2ster
chrisking2ster

Would love to see details of this project.

dawne
dawne

Details:
https://picasaweb.google.com/117145847376093126687/BuildingTheCottageCruiserWinter09

Katefx
Katefx

What a great person and project to fund!!

MCW
MCW

One of the most talented wood crafters I've ever met!!

Devlinjones
Devlinjones

Fantastic work

mrpip
mrpip

Beautiful project. I enjoyed your photo blog. It shows the detail that went into this project.

fEzZ
fEzZ

All I can say is WOW!

OJO187
OJO187

Great looking project! Very impressed!

knguy002
knguy002

awesome work!

Old Codger
Old Codger

Beautiful !

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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Recreation

Materials Used:

  • Western Red Cedar, Maple, Black Walnut, Basswood


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