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26 September 2008

Canoes I have built

This canoe is a skin on frame craft. The skin is polyester cloth, normally used in large osmosis pumps. It was stretched on the frame with was made of steamed Ash ribs and Red Cedar longitudinals, tied together with artificial sinew. It was very light and a bit tippy! Sorry, the pics are crap. They were scanned from poor quality prints, the only pictures I have after my old computer died.






This one is built with Red Cedar strips and Alaskan Yellow Cedar veneers. Not an easy building methods, time consuming, but very light. The design is from a drawing in the book The bark Canoes & Skin Boats of North America by Edwin T Adney. It was a tidal river hunting canoe 15' 9" by 29" wide. I would have preferred birch bark, but couldn't find any over here in England!



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