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    Just finished my first build. Cedar strip Wabnaki from Gil gilpatricks book. Trimmed out with ash and walnut. So glad to have it finished. Can't wait to get it in the water and get exploring.

    https://imgur.com/a/loykGpM



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    Absolutely beautiful canoe, lovely lines, and a truly great job done of her!

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    Wow, that's a cracker. Health to use. Can't wait to see it on the water.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Just lovely.
    DCUK
    Can't ytpe or roopf read

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    That looks like a first class job. Well done. Now you can start thinking about the next one!

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    Thanks folks. Hope to get it in the water next Wednesday just after work. Ballymoran bay. Need to get another coat of varnish on it and it's good to go...I hope.

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    Should be plenty of water around that time down there. A nice place to explore.

    Happy paddling.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Beautiful canoe. Well done.
    This boat that we just built is just fine and don't try to tell us it's not
    the sides and the back are divine it's the bottom I guess we forgot.
    Shel Silverstein

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    Wow, hats off to you sir, I'm positive you will thoroughly enjoy the fruits of your labour.

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    Gorgeous canoe.

    Doug
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    Afloat in the White Canoe.
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    Lovely boat, and nice saw horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougR View Post
    Lovely boat, and nice saw horses.
    I enjoy the that you noticed the saw horses. They make all the difference!

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    Here's a link to better photos and the launch. Thanks for all the positive responses.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00011734873539

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    Quote Originally Posted by howlingtongues View Post
    Here's a link to better photos and the launch. Thanks for all the positive responses.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00011734873539
    Hope it went well.
    I don't do FB anymore so can't see the photos, but you got a good night for it.

    Happy paddling.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Well done HT nice job, nothing like paddling a canoe made by oneself. Enjoy.

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    Very smart canoe HT, I wish you many years of happy paddles in her.
    I have both Gil's book and Ted Moores for several years but nowhere to build one ( just yet). Every time I see a build like yours my enthusiasm for building my own gets a kick up the backside
    Ta for posting it, Rob.
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    The space is the main limiting factor. Need about a meter all around to be fairly comfortable working on it. I'd recommend Gil's book for getting the basics down, and Ted's to fill in all the details. That's how I worked it. However if you were to use just one book I'd go for Canoe Craft. It really answers every question you might have. But if you do get round to it, I'm more than happy to trouble shoot with you. There are more than a few mistakes I made and processes I could have planned better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howlingtongues View Post
    Just finished my first build. Cedar strip Wabnaki from Gil gilpatricks book. Trimmed out with ash and walnut. So glad to have it finished. Can't wait to get it in the water and get exploring.

    https://imgur.com/a/loykGpM




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    Complete beauty, you must be so proud to have made something so beautiful

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    Lovely job. Good health to paddling her.

    Would you mind if I asked where you got your cedar? I am planning a stripper build.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by r896neo View Post
    Lovely job. Good health to paddling her.

    Would you mind if I asked where you got your cedar? I am planning a stripper build.

    Cheers
    I got mine from a timber supplier in Belfast. McGregor's hardwood. 10 planks of 1" by 6" by 18ft did it. Though if I was to make another I'd buy more and have more strips to choose from, grain and colour wise.

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