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Rushton Navahoe

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by samb, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. samb

    samb LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Here is my 1:8 scale model of my Indian Girl Navahoe.

    I built it so I had something to do inside the warm house rather than out in the workshop.

    I used all the right techniques and most correct materials for a cedar canvas boat except using glue instead of nails and tacks.





    I’m generally pleased with how things have turned out. There are a couple of things I’d like to change:

    The Rushton Indian Girl canoes have quite a bit of tumblehome. I made my form without any tumblehome, thinking I would be able to pull the sides in once it was off the form. I knew this would lessen the rocker and compensated for that. What I didn’t consider was that the length of the rails would be different with and without tumblehome, and that by pulling the boat in, I have caused the sheerline to deform and rise in the middle slightly.

    The rails and caps have ended up too chunky. With a finer grained wood, I could probably have cut the curves successfully out of veneer, rather than bending thicker wood. As it is, scaled they would be 2” x 1”

    I should have taken more care to make the stems finer. Adding canvas paint and filler has made them far blunter than they should be.

    For the ribs and planks I bought veneer. I should have looked to see if I could find or cut some thicker veneer for the ribs. While 0.6mm leaves the scaled planking a bit thick, it leaves the ribs a bit thin.





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  2. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

  3. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Well done. You should have got a bigger can of Carnation Milk for the full sized canoe :)
  4. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    BTW, you are doing a great job!!!
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