I have been building most of the 96″ Chandeliers with the 7″ LED lights, pine strips with the pecan stain. I also found a supplier of #2 brass screws which add a nice touch and more durability to the canoe. This one is going to Canada, lake side house.
Hi Ray, I bought the book, forms and caning from you. The rest I have done myself. The pine came out of rippings from a large project we did recently and the mahogany was salvaged from a job years ago. Robin lives in Peterborugh, Ontario, Canada
Geoffrey Stark from Las Vegas, Nevada has done a phenomenal job on putting a 24″ canoe kit together using many of his own techniques.
Mike and Linda located in NH, are building the coolest of bars. Mike had me build the deep stitch and glue canoe, finished out in pine rails, seats and thwarts. He had a glass shelf cut and fitted. The rest of room is just as awesome. Thanks for the photo Mike!
Dale Balmer of Midland City, Alabama, finished out a kit and did a superb job! He added his own touches. I asked Dale how he got the finish and he said he applied the epoxy and cloth, then ended up sanding it out with 220 and applying oil based polyurethane, and sanding it out with 400 grit between coats. Four coats of poly total. It is a beauty, thanks for the photos Dale!
Peter has made great use of his stay in time, turning out a very nice kayak chandelier from our kit. Peter also has a post on here showing off his 42″ kayak he built. Thanks as always for the pictures and inspiration. Peter said in his email: Hey Ray, everything may be closed here, but my bar is all lit up. Really proud of this one! Hope all is well, Peter.
Hi Ray, A couple of months ago I purchased your Canoe model plans book after I saw your finished models on line. I built the 54″ canoe and am very pleased with the results. I restore wood canvas canoes as a hobby, and it was a nice change of pace to build a small version of the originals. I added a few things to the model to replicate a canoe I am currently restoring, which is a 1930’s Robertson canoe. The canoe has a painted finish that is over the pine planking that was sanded and filled as needed. It has become more of a conversation piece than my full size canoes! Thanks for the nice book and I will recommend it to others. Thanks Joe Brown
Scott Frask from Mericle Commercial Real Estate in Wilkes Barre, PA had me build a 96″ canoe light last August, and loved it, but wanted another exactly the same but 13’6″ long. I was very pleased with the finished canoe and how strong the hull turned out. Gluing in 1 1/2″ wide thin pine ribs through out the canoe makes it very strong. The lobby of this place is stunning with many other very cool and artistic displays promoting the many great outdoor attributes of North East Pennsylvania. I am flattered to have been chosen to build it for them!
Just built a 96″ canoe light with the big 7″ LED lights. Stained the dark color, it looks old and like it belongs. I also put in the narrow light deck, which personally, I like better than the full width version. You’re able to see the ribbing and inside of the canoe, especially after I put so much work into the ribbing. This one is going to Washington State. Narrow deck showing off more of the ribbing and inside of the canoe. I build these and hate to see them go.