Building a Cedar Strip Canoe

Building a cedar strip canoe necessitates a great deal of labor and love, including stripping the boat from scratch, building the strongback, stripping the boat, sanding, fiberglassing and adding trim to the boat.



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1] Formers go on.
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[2] The strongback.
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[3] The "football" base.
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[6] Laying the fiberglass cloth.
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[5] Sanding.
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[4] The untrimmed hull.
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[7] Flipping the boat.
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[8] Glassing the interior.
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[9] The bow deck.
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[11] Installing the caned seats.
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[12] The finished cedar strip canoe.
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[10] Trimming the gunwales.
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