He likes to challenge himself with creative projects at home. I love the adventure and experience of canoe camping—packing food and camping gear into a canoe and paddling to a wilderness campsite. No motors are allowed in the park, fishing is great, and the solitude and scenery are addicting. I had usually rented Kevlar canoes from a local outfitter but I thought I would enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of building my own boat and using it to make a trip. The final cost of materials and tools probably ended up higher than the cost of just purchasing a used or lower-end canoe, but the satisfaction from using my canoe is worth it. What follows is a very general description of how I built my cedar strip canoe.
What makes it fun and exciting are the people behind those canoes. They spend an average of hours passionately working in our shop and [ There is always something new to learn, improve or refine. It is a lifelong learning curve with new insights and discoveries all the time. For example, I recently fell completely under the spell of the North [
Join Canadian canoeist and canoe-builder, Jason Eke, as he takes us through his process for building a cedar strip canoe…. But probably the reason that applies to everyone is this sense of immersing oneself. The strong back is the building platform or workbench that the station forms are attached to during the building process. Setting up the strong back and station forms is probably the most important stage of the building process. The accuracy and detail you focus on now will determine how close your finished product is to the original design.