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Renovation of Willits Brothers #618

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by asc67, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. asc67

    asc67 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I just finished the restoration of my brothers canoe(frostyscot) on the forum. It was all in all a fun project that took approx. 40 hours total. I put three coats of varnish on the inside and four on the outside. I had to put in a couple of patches on the inside and splice some pieces on the tip of the side rails which were broken. I also set a lot of the tacks and replaced about 100 or so.

    Here is a slideshow I put together of the process.

    Pictures before
    http://picasaweb.google.com/frostyscot/Willits_Canoe?feat=directlink

    Restoration
    http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Willits%20%20Brothers%20Canoe%20Renovation/?albumview=slideshow
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2009
  2. frostyscot

    frostyscot Guest

    Thanks!

    Awesome job! Thanks for all your hard work!
     
  3. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Beautiful boat! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Kathy
     
  4. bredlo

    bredlo LOVES Wooden Canoes

    That's a lot of work, you really knocked it out!
    Great job - that's a well loved canoe that now has a whole new lease on life.
     
  5. David Winer

    David Winer New Member

    Documentation of Willits Restoration

    Very nice record of steps and stages. I love the last picture!
     

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