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"Bark of the Beaver"

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by beaver, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Megwetch (thanks) to Amik (beaver) for allowing me to harvest one of his favorite birch trees in the forest. He is very excited about launching the new canoe and wants to paddle & portage it all the way to Trent University in Peterbourgh Ontario:cool:

    Will he make it in time;) :)

    FG
     

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  2. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Ferdy,
    What wonderfully smooth bark on this model. As usual superb work! :D
    Denis
     
  3. MikeCav

    MikeCav Restorer/Videographer

    Love the picture of the beaver portaging the canoe! If the beaver makes it to Assembly I'll buy him a (birch) beer!
     
  4. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Outstanding.

    Ferdy, I have to ask. Was a woodchuck tail used to locate that bark? And if so, where did it come from?

    The canoe is simply stunning. I hope there wil be more photos>
    Regards, Dave.
     
  5. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I hope so!
    Ferdy, and others, the CCM has compiled a special exhibit of models to coincide with Assembly. There will be a special opening Thursday morning just before the warehouse/collection tour.

    Rob
     
  6. OP
    OP
    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Unfortunately Dave the tail was not present on the Quetico canoe trip when the bark was harvested about a month ago.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    I can tell by your post that you are a connoisseur of fine beaver;) and birch beer will taste so goode after that long journey North to the "Land of the Big Beavers":cool:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    As the journey North continues to P'bo, beaver arrives at the Grand Portage. Beav thrives on helping others on the long 8+ mile trail through the wilderness;)
     

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  9. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Eager helpful beaver

    The ones I've encountered were not friendly to me. I must not know beaver etiquette. I am guessing there must be some sort of accepted ritual in order to be accepted in the beav's rec room. They usually swim near and eye me and then splash me with water. Ther was one night on an unfamiliar stream in the blackest of nights when a helpful beaver gave me a stave to help keep me from falling down. I still have the walking stick.
    Journey on furry one.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Bark Canoe Models at the Assembly

    The exhibit at CCM; The Canoe in Miniature was by far the best collection that beaver has ever seen:cool: Many thanks to Roger Young and Jeremy Ward for their wonderful display.

    Several other bark models were on display over the course of the assembly including builders Ted Behne, Coos Canoe, Rick Nash, and yours truly (beav).

    May the tradition continue eh.
     

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  11. john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    assorted wondercraft

    Educational and Organic!
    Pleasure meeting up with you and your Norwoods Buddies at that strange Rectalinear bug-spattered meeting place in Peterborough.
    Definitly a pleasure.
    Becky paddling your boat I thought you were going to burst a few shirt buttons.
    John
     
  12. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Caption Contest

    What was the outcome of the contest for the best caption for the picture of the portaging beaver (pictured in a post above)?
     
  13. OP
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    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Beavers are always the last ones to find out eh;) Must check in with a higher power.

    FG
     

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  14. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Not that I'm a "higher power", but the winner was Henrietta Peleninen with;
    (From memory)
    "It's one damn thing after another".
    I know, pretty cliche, but there were only 4 entries.
    When I find them in my files, I'll share them all.
    The prize was a hardcover copy of John Jennings book "The Canoe; A Living Tradition".

    Rob
     
  15. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Appropriate that Henrietta should win, as she and Ron's business is Black Beaver Canoes!
     
  16. OP
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    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Hey I like that one eh. Thanks for having the contest Rob.

    FG:cool:
     

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