January 26, 2013 at 5:13pm
I've been wanting to build a cedar strip canoe for a long time and I'm finally getting started (actually mine will be a cypress strip). I thought i'd post some of the first steps, and if anyone is interested, I could continue to post as I go thru the building process. The canoe I decided to build is a 17ft traditional style canoe with re-curved stems. I purchased the plans from Newfound Woodworks and its called the Traveler. I do some woodworking as a hobby and there's really nothing complicated about building a strip canoe, at least for me. I think the challenge will be the fiberglassing part, but I will have a few weeks before that step. My canoe will be called 'Nezpique'. I grew up hunting and fishing Bayou Nezpique and I just thought it make a cool name. Anyway - gotta get back to the shop!