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MOCOTAUGAN (Crooked Knife)

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Indigenous Craft' started by beaver, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

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  2. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy - Life Member

    I tried the link, but I get a "Directory access denied" message. Is this the correct link?
  3. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

  4. Blue Viking

    Blue Viking Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Very interesting reading...thanks for posting the history of the "Crooked knife".....Hopefully, I am going to be taking a trip to northern Maine this spring, to meet a gentleman that also builds birchbark canoes in the traditional method.
    you may want to visit a site that shows some of his work and how he does it.

    Trying in your search menu, type in "MoreAirphotos" when you get the link ,open it and it is a professional photographers Home page about his work. but there is a section on the left that says "Birchbark Canoes" if you click on that you will be taken to photos of this gentlemans way of building his canoes and examples of what he builds and sells....Interesting looking for the curious mind!

    "Life is not determined by how many strokes of the paddle it takes to get there, but rather in the JOY of the journey." (Blue Viking)
  5. OP

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Sorry Andy about my error. Dave's link is correct. Thanks Dave
  6. Splinter

    Splinter Wood Girl #1186

    On my way!

    After digging around in all the wrong places, I acquired the best lead on how to find info to make my Mocotaugan from the WCHA Forums. Got my handle made already and found a guy with a bench grinder, set up my little forge in the fireplace and I'm on my way! Again, thanks for sharing this connection.
  7. OP

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Crooked Knife Fever

    After collecting some clear, straight grain Northern White Cedar, I took one of my favorite crooked knives out of hibernation and proceeded to make the shavings fly. The thinly split sheathing makes for a cool photo:cool:

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  8. Scot T

    Scot T LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nice photo Beaver. Far be it for me to question one with such skill with a knife. But aren't you supposed to split the wood not the end of your thumb??? :)

    Very interedting thread. Thanks gang.
  9. HarryA

    HarryA woodwrecker

  10. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

  11. Dave Chito

    Dave Chito New Member

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