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My 'Canoe Build'

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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!
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'Details,Details,Details'
Mr.Dietz Sir...looks like'ya skill is lost to the art of the restless young people ??? cheers to'ya...you also have a super organizes garage all 'ya need now is Geronimo sitt'n in the front seat puff'n a pipe !!!...cheers

P/S...for a finishing touch google:

indianheaddecals
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canoe?
sure looks complicated to me!!! i would just go buy one!! what about just hollowing out a big cypress tree trunk????
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Awesome
I agree with A. Rabbit and Beast.
Keep posting. I love it!!
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Canoe
Rabbit - I hear you and its sad! I grew up with nothing, if I wanted something I had to build it and I guess it just stuck with me. Beast - it's not really complicated, just time consuming and you can't just go out and buy a canoe like this. As far as a dugout canoe, they're way too heavy. This canoe should come out between 60-65lbs., thats very light for a 17' canoe, it is also very durable and functional! I have attached a couple of pictures of the canoe I'm building from the Newfound Woodworks website. Only difference is I'm using beautiful red sinker cypress salvaged from lake Pontchartrain, I can't wait to see it finished!
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wdietz?
that sure is really beautiful!!! you are good!!!! i understand the pride and passion you took in this project and well worth it!!! great job!!! what would a canoe like this cost for someone to buy, just curious?? how many hours do you have into this??? what do you use to keep it from leaking?? amazing!!!!!
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3K and up
Beast - I've seen new production strip canoes from $2700 to $4000, used ones on ebay might be a little cheaper. A custom built strip canoe from a good builder can run upwards to 10K. You can build your own for a whole lot less!! My next project will be a strip Kayak. I think I'll have enough strips left over from this project to get a good start.
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question
Sorry Beast - I missed your some of your questions. Actual hands on time so far would be about 25 hours, total time to complete it should be around 100-150 hours??? This boat will be coated with 6oz. fiberglas cloth and epoxy resin on the inside and outside. There will be no way for water to get to the wood unless it gets damaged, and then, its easy to repair.
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wdietz
please put a picture of it when u are finished!
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Talent
I wish that I had your talent
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spartek la?
and patience!!
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wdietz?
since we are in louisiana, what do u think about a strip pirogue????
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Dying past
Please keep posting progress, maybe this will give me the drive to build arrow boat, that I have dreamed about for years. Thanks keep up the great work.
God Bless.
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Strip Pirogue
Beast - A strip Pirogue would be very easy to build and extremely lightweight! The only problem is that it would have to be fiberglassed inside and out to give it strength. To me, it would just be easier and more practicle to build a pirogue from nice 1/4' plywood because of the straight lines, then just glass the outside. So for me, I would reserve strip building to canoes and Kayaks. Here's a pic of a couple of hardwood and reclaimed cypress paddles I've been working on while glue dries. These are lightweight and feel nice.
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inspiring
Good luck with the build . I've seen these canoe's at the the wooden Boat Fest in Madisonville . They are awesome ! Hell The paddle's will take a bite out of your wallet . Hope you bring it to the fest when your done . People love seeing these canoes
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Of mice and men
A beast and a savage? If u can't understand why a man building a boat with his bare hands is cool, you should change your name to a mouse and a city boy.
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gotya back
Dan, I think you didnt read all of beast's comments. Might wanna go back and read all of the posts on this thread. He's a city boy from the same city you are too FYI. Might be ya neighbor. Don't think that I'm being disrespectful too you either. I just hate to see someone get kicked that doesn't deserve it. I think his avitar name provokes ill feelings.
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les bottes blanches!
thanks for explaining it to dan-o-mite for me, beytie!!
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Failed attempt at humor
No insult was intended. I was just giving him a hard time for the comment, 'I would have just bought it.' Besides, all beasts have thick skin.

Dan
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dan-o-mite!
you right, i do have thick skin! what i meant, when i said i would have just bought one was, mr dietz has talent and patience i dont have!!! no insult taken, its cool!!!
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my canoe build
mr dietz, could you post some pictures as you build? hope so?
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Canoe build
Thanks guys for the comments. I think I'll just post a new build report instead of adding to this post.
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