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1st 1/5th scale courting canoe, fresh off the form....

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by chris pearson, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Stay tuned....
     

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  2. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    A work of art in progress.
     
  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    The rib top near the bow has a knot in it.
     
  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Better than the knot having bow on it.
     
  5. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    It's a hole you turd.



     
  6. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    The rib top near the bow has a hole in it.
     
  7. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

  8. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    Is there a reason for the rib top near the bow having a hole in it????
    Puzzled
     
  9. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    i think i just heard Chris' head explode.

    Step back from the ledge; awesome piece. i'm just bitter i cant fork over the $ for one.
     
  10. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    Relax Chris. Those who can, do; those who can't ,criticize or ask dumb questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    As usual, unbelievably gorgeous!
    Gil
     
  11. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    allow me to respond on Chris' behalf...
     

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  12. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Not confusing at all. Chris is merely making the model EXACTLY to the full sized version. right? Right? Chris if you are attending this weekend, get some small patriots and some cinnamon ants. size 18 or 16. trout are looking up.
     
  13. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Ok, I'm back...

    I knew that picture would come back to haunt me......Unreal paddle up the beautiful Michigan AuSable this weekend, everything was perfect.........Dave fishing is a no no on the canoe trips, they won't wait for me! Go figure......
     
  14. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Done.......

    Some finished and misc. shots....
     

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  15. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Another "WOW!"
     
  16. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Outstanding, finding a miniature carbide light, parasol, and Victrola like the ones show at http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=1369&d=1143937521 to go with it will be a real challenge. It is interesting that none of the Charles River area builders seem to have made models in the early 1900s like many of the Maine builders did.

    Benson
     
  17. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Beautiful work, as always, Chris. R C should be immensely pleased.

    As regards Benson's comment about early Charles River type models, the closest thing I can recall seeing is an old model that sold in an Eldred's auction several years back. It appeared to be of that style, and was catalogued as "an early Old Town" or "possibly Kennebec" piece at the time, if memory serves. I believe it was around 50" in length. I saved the photos, as posted below.
     

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  18. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Thanks all, quite a project. Benson, that canoe is unreal!
     
  19. crosscuts

    crosscuts Crosscuts

    Benson,

    Where does the paddler sit in the tricked out courting canoe? No room on the rear thwart and if he sits behind the sound system he can't see his lady. Maybe he spends all his time under the parasol and a friend tows the canoe to the raft up.

    R.C.
     
  20. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    It appears that the paddler frequently sat on the stern deck while their companion(s) reclined on the cushions in the middle of the canoe based on the old postcards and pictures shown in the links below. This probably required considerable ballast in the bottom of the canoe and good balance. Maybe we should recreate one of these at a future assembly to evaluate the stability.

    Benson

    http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=11297&d=1277386840
    http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=11272&d=1277301993
    http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=11292&d=1277386243
    http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=1368&d=1115178440
    http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=28283&d=1397136060
    http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=28284&d=1397136060
    http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=17460&d=1315365432
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015

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