I have sold quite a few of these as complete and kits. I redrew some of the forms so it goes together easier and stronger, plus the forms are now 1/2″ cabinet grade wood instead of 1/4″. CNC cut light deck. Very pleased with how it came out.
These are nice little clamps sold at Walmarts. They are very similar to the Harbor Freight ones. They are 97 cents while HF ones are 99 cents when on sale and usually have a limit of 5. These work well and readily available at stores or online.
The expanded version of the 96″ is ready to be delivered to PA. Fun project. First full size one I have built. Because I have built so many of the smaller canoes, it was a breeze. All the same.
I used the same forms with the centers cut of them so I was able to use the Harbor Freight 4″ sliding bar clamps to hold the strips in place. I have wondered why other people don’t do this?
Coming along. An expanded version of the smaller canoe model kits.
Very pleased with how strong and lightweight it is! Light deck is ready to be installed. I have always said that building the models was just like building the real thing, but this is the real thing. A lot of fun. If you build one of the model kits, then you’d be well versed in building a full size one.
Light deck cross members dropped in place. Strong longitudinals. Hanging the canoe by four eye bolts instead of two. Will have six LED Flat panels and painted green.
Showing the 13 footer all glassed and ready to be popped off the forms, then the ribs and rails. The smaller canoe is the 96″, which it is a big canoe by itself. Building the full size canoe was exactly like building one of our kits. Lots of fun. Used the same 8′ strips and butted them.
Same forms as the 96″ canoe but expanded.
Building a strong back and a way to support it is a little more involved than one of the smaller kits, but is all the same. If you build one of the smaller kits, then you should have no problem building a full sized one. This canoe will be going to PA for a commercial real estate conference room.
Steve Heck of Mansfield, TX purchased the 96″ Canoe Kit with the Paulownia wood strips instead of the pine. Paulownia is a lot like Cedar, light, easy to work with, glues well, sand’s easily. Greg has moved right along on his project.
Built by Greg Moore of Murphy NC sent in a folluw up pic of his nicely made 72. He was so pleased with the results, he is getting ready to build the 96″. Thanks for excellent workmanship and photos.
Dave built a beautiful get away and needed to light up his bar. He did a great job using the Kayak Chandelier light kit. He used rope to hang it which might be the best way. 4 LED Flat panels lights that are dimmable and can switch to warm white, cool white or sun white. Great job Dave!
Awesome job Kyle! Very detailed job of building the 36″ canoe kit. He also made a nice you tube video of the canoe build and also one of a wood locomotive that he built from scratch. Amazing job is an understatement. Says he only has basic tools.