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Canoe Building Books

Canoe Building Book

There are several canoe building books that helped me get started and I highly recommend any or all of them to anyone thinking of building their own canoe. I’ve narrowed the list down here and provided what I believe are the top five canoe building books that any canoe builder should read. Ted Moores signing…

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Cedar-strip Canoe Building

Cedar-strip Canoe Building is the most popular form of canoe building for homebuilders. The canoes are constructed by gluing together 1/4″ thick by  3/4″ wide strips of cedar over a specially designed building jig which consists of “station molds.” It’s the combined station forms that define the shape of the hull based on the specific design of the…

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Cedar-strip Canoe

The cedar-strip canoe is an incredible craft. I never knew that canoes or building them would lead me on such an interesting journey. I first really discovered cedar-strip canoes while living in Australia when I started to pick up a copies of Wooden-Boat magazine from a local news stand on my way to work. Most of the boats…

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Canoe Building at Home: Applying the Fibreglass and Epoxy

Canoe building at home can be a great experience or it can be the cause of a lot of unnecessary strain in a family environment. Most of the time building your own boat will be appreciated by anyone you share your space with as they too watch the form come together. There are two stages in…

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Canoe Building Instructions: Preparing the Hull for Fairing

Canoe Building Instructions may vary from shop to shop and from person to person. I’ve mentioned this in other posts about my cedar-strip canoe building process. This is my way of building a canoe, and I hope that all canoe builders develop their own unique process. To me, this is what moves us from manufacturing canoes, to being…

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Canoe Building Tips: Stripping the bottom of a canoe

Canoe building tips are available all over the place. You can find them online in special canoe forums, in books, or in dvd’s and digital downloads, or take a course with an experienced builder. When I started building canoes I searched all over and I think I probably read or watched them all. My book…

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Cedar-strip Canoe Building: Lofting Canoe Forms

Lofting canoe forms is one of the first steps in building a cedar-strip or skin-on-frame boat. Of course there are a lot of very good full sized plans that you can purchase from a number of reputable canoe building businesses. For some people, the cost of purchasing full-sized plans puts the prospect of building their…

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Cedar-strip Canoe Building: Adding the Bead & Cove

How to prepare cedar-strips for canoe building. Do you want to build a cedar-strip canoe? We have several very detailed free videos you can watch that will give you a good idea of what’s involved. Cedar-strip canoe building is a method of boat building that requires “milled” or prepared cedar strips. Most canoes will take…

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