You’ll have hours of enjoyment constructing our most popular kit, the 36″, 2 inch = 1 foot or 1/6th scale model of an 18′ E.M. White guide canoe. The 36″ was the first model kit we offered with thousands built today. The construction of this kit is identical to the building the full size version such as the strong back and setting up with the forms, along with the stripping process is just like the full size canoe. All the other steps will allow to you feel like you’re building the real thing! Assembling the 36″ and all other kits requires basic hand tools such as razor knife, sander, screwdriver, small Harbor freight 4′ sliding bar clamps ($1 at stores), clothes pins and basic wood working skills. 99% of all people that take on this kit produce fabulous results, as can be seen in the customers photo gallery. We do recommend for ages from 14 up, mostly because of use of tools. The usual build time is 20 to 40 hours or more depending on the amount of detail, and much of the time is what we call “drying time”, waiting for the glue to cure or other finishes. Everyone is always very proud of their model and boast that “they made it themselves” with a very large repeat customer coming back to build the next larger model. Watch the wood strip video to see how easy it is!
The 36″ kit is a full featured kit just like the 54 & 72″ kits. The Poplar kit is the original and still very popular, or if you want a richer look, choose either the Red Cedar or Mahogany kits (seat frames, thwarts, bow & stern caps and toe rails). A contrast from the pine strips. There will also be 4 strips of Red Cedar or Mahogany for a striped hull layup. We recently purchased a very small weave cane webbing for the seat material for a realistic seat! The Deluxe kits include many extras such as your choice of Red Cedar or clear pine ribbing kit, a paddle kit, 6 stem laminates for real life laminated stem, 2 copper half round stem guards, lots of extras for only $20 more! Add the epoxy & cloth kit for a long lasting, durable canoe with an extremely deep high gloss finish in two coats. I hope the new drop down menu will make deciding which option easier. As always, please feel free to email me with any questions at all.
INCLUDED with every kit is:
-13 CNC cut 1/4″ plywood forms with the centers cut out.
-A lettered strong back cut out of MDF material ( to prevent any warping corresponding to the forms for easy set up.
– A large bundle of about 30 full length clear native white pine strips
-2 ” Red Cedar dress” strips
-4 rounded toe rails (choice of wood)
-2 sets of seat frames, 3 thwarts, 2 breast hooks or end decks, (choice of wood) and a prewoven cane seat material.
-square stock of pine for holding the seat material in place
-3 piece wall mount for displaying the finished model
-Easy to read step by step instruction manual. (can be downloaded for studying)
-Attractive custom made packaging with colorful label, attractive gift.
-Bundle of Pine ribbing material but Red Cedar can be ordered for extra. Both are easily formed for that real ribbing look!
-2 copper half round stem guards
-6 stem laminates for that real stem look
-1 paddle kit with template
-How to build the wood strip canoe video with a full assembly video of the 36” itself.