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Guideboat under construction

Discussion in 'Adirondack Guideboats' started by Mike Howland, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Mike Howland

    Mike Howland Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hello all,
    I thought I'd post a few photos of my latest project. Something to look at on your lunch breaks.
    It's a guideboat based on details within John Michne's book. Thanks also to Gary Jacuk for an extra set of plans he had printed out. (but yes, I did buy John's book along with several others :)

    This is a stripper version of a guideboat so I know it's not authentic to the originals but it's my first attempt at boat building and it looked like I could contain it. Perhaps I'll plank the next one. The lumber's also unusual. It came from a factory that was torn down about 15 years ago. It was built in the 1850's I believe. Given the tightness of the grain, the timber must be old growth. It looks like cypress to me but I'm not 100% sure. Outer stems and other trim will be Cherry.
    -mike
     

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  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Mike, looks like some nice work...

    Please see your PMs
     
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    Mike Howland

    Mike Howland Curious about Wooden Canoes

    off the strongback today... a lot still to do!
     

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  4. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Looking good!
     
  5. Gary Jacuk

    Gary Jacuk Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Well done. Seems like you've made a great deal of progress quickly.
     
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    Mike Howland

    Mike Howland Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Gary. I had a few weeks off during the holidays and we didn't travel so I was working 6 or 7 hours a day on it. Lot's of fun so far.
    Currently scraping/sanding and refining the inside before moving forward. I won't be bored for a while.
     

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    Mike Howland

    Mike Howland Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Progress continues (if only I didn't need to work...). A humbling experience but I think it'll float :)
     

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    Mike Howland

    Mike Howland Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Progress... oars are next.
    Being new to the process, I'm curious... how many coats of varnish? (Currently 3 coats of Interlux, wet sanded back lightly each time)
     

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