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Caning Patterns

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Tom Heys, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Several of the old companies used this "canoe weave" or diamond pattern. It's original to our Detroit canoes and also Penn Yan... but some of the other companies used seven-step. There seems to be a bit more *spring* in a canoe-weave seat.
  2. rakwetpaddle

    rakwetpaddle paddle dipper

    I think the "Canoe Weave" is the standard 7 step process. It may also reference the "Diamond Pattern", a 6 step weave with 2 horizontals, 2 verticles, and 2 diagonals.
  3. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Yes, the "canoe weave" I've referred to skips a step (it's the 6-step "diamond" pattern), making the seat a bit more flexible and taking less time to do, which was probably another reason it was used on canoes: the builders jobbed this part of the process out.
  4. rakwetpaddle

    rakwetpaddle paddle dipper

    ooops-its one vertical, one horizontal, and weave the diagonals.
  5. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Doubled up Canoe weave

    I tried this pattern on a couple of seats. It is a variation of the canoe weave, where the horizontals, verticals, and diagonals are all doubled up.

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  6. rakwetpaddle

    rakwetpaddle paddle dipper


    Fitz, I likes dat!
  7. rakwetpaddle

    rakwetpaddle paddle dipper

    Hi Gil;

    I'll see you Saturday! That is a deal I cannot pass on.

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