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Video of canvas canoe construction by native

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Indigenous Craft' started by François Rothan, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. François Rothan

    François Rothan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

  2. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Thanks for the link to the film; would it be possible for you to embellish on the films content for us non French-speaking folks?
  3. Stephen Vorpagel

    Stephen Vorpagel Curious about Wooden Canoes

  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    And it's multilingual. Actually very little explanation of the process.
    Watch for it. During the 39th minute he retrieves a crooked knife mistakenly left between the bark and sheathing.

    He also doesn't stitch the gores or use a piece of cloth when gumming, except on the stems (hot knife). Slick licked thumb work!

    And paddle-making using an axe, finished with a crooked knife.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  5. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Cesar has the best thumb work that I have ever seen; what an artist! I want to be just like him when I grow up eh:cool:
  6. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    "I want to be just like him when I grow up ..."

    You're going to grow up? I'm trying to avoid it like the plague! :eek:

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