Canoecraft

Canoecraft
Author: Ted Moores
Publsiher: Firefly Books Limited
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781552093429
ISBN 13: 1552093425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canoecraft Book Review:

Back in print: A revised second edition of a classic how-to book on canoe building. The new edition is updated to include advances in glues and techniques since the original was published, as well as five new canoe plans, builder tips and paddle carving.

BUILD YOUR OWN CANOE

BUILD YOUR OWN CANOE
Author: Dennis Davis
Publsiher: Crowood
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-10-18
ISBN 10: 1847973663
ISBN 13: 9781847973665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BUILD YOUR OWN CANOE Book Review:

Build Your Own Canoe is a comprehensive, clearly structured and uncomplicated manual that guides the reader through the various stages of constructing an inexpensive, lightweight and versatile plywood canoe. Topics covered include: design considerations; building and fitting out the basic hull; customizing the hull to suit yourself; repair and maintenance; advice on transportation, storage, camping and river access; safety and the maiden voyage and the history of the canoe.

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Author: Nick Offerman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0698138325
ISBN 13: 9780698138322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paddle Your Own Canoe Book Review:

Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

Building a Strip Canoe

Building a Strip Canoe
Author: Gil Gilpatrick
Publsiher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781565234833
ISBN 13: 1565234839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Strip Canoe Book Review:

"After supervising the construction of more than 500 during his 30 years as an outdoor resources instructor in the school system of Skowhegan, Maine, Gil Gilpatrick shares his voice of experience through easy step-by-step instructions that will successfully guide both novice and accomplished woodworkers in the building of a sturdy, ready-to-use strip canoe. This revised and expanded second edition of Building a Strip Canoe includes plans and patterns for eight proven designs, most of which are Gil's original adaptations, and more than 100 photographs and illustrations. Also included are directions for making handwoven can seats and attractive, lightweight, stalwart paddles"--Page 4 of cover.

Building a Strip Canoe

Building a Strip Canoe
Author: Gil Gilpatrick
Publsiher: Delorme
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780899333496
ISBN 13: 0899333494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Strip Canoe Book Review:

Includes directions for building eight different canoes plus a helpful list of resources for lumber, tools, etc. 100+ photographs & illustrations.

Canoe Paddles

Canoe Paddles
Author: Graham Warren,David Gidmark
Publsiher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781552095256
ISBN 13: 1552095258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canoe Paddles Book Review:

This book combines practical woodworking technique with practical canoe use experience... [It] covers every single aspect of canoe paddle building. -- Sawdust and Shavings Despite the growing interest in making paddles and canoes, it can be difficult to find reliable information on that craft -- except for this book. First published more than a decade ago and having sold 35,000 copies, Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own is the ultimate modern guide to the traditional craft for both the how-to beginner and the skilled woodworker. In Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own, longtime canoeist and woodworker Graham Warren provides detailed information and guidance to make a canoe paddle that will be used with confidence and cherished for generations. The book is thoroughly illustrated with photographs, line drawings and plans with measurements for: How to make a paddle having a single blade, a bent shaft, or double blades How to protect a paddle with oil or varnish What to look for when test-driving a paddle How to decorate a paddle How to care for and repair a paddle. The authors include an appreciation of the evolution of the paddle plus a special chapter by renowned canoe-buuilding teacher David Gidmark which celebrates paddle-making in the native tradition.

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way
Author: Sam Rizzetta
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-05-31
ISBN 10: 0071597360
ISBN 13: 9780071597364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way Book Review:

The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.

Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building

Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building
Author: Susan Van Leuven
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780764305375
ISBN 13: 0764305379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building Book Review:

Now anyone can make their own, custom-built canoe guaranteed to draw raves on land and water alike. The Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building is a comprehensive, detailed guide to the process of contructing a high-quality wood strip canoe, written especially for the novice boat builder. Sheathed strip boat construction is becoming increasingly popular among both amateur and professional builders. This is a method of producing a light weight, strong, beautiful boat of the sleekest design using materials, tools, and techniques available to the recreational builder. This book offers complete coverage of the procedures and techniques of mold set-up, assembly of the wood strip hull, epoxy resin, and fiberglass application, finishing, and more. All phases of construction are extensively illustrated with color photos and line drawings. For each stage of the building process, a range of alternative methods is presented, enabling the builder to select those which will yield a craft customized to his or her own needs. Source lists for canoe plans, building materials, and tools are included. This book is dedicated to helping the backyard boat builder achieve professional quality results in creating a fine canoe to use and be proud of for years.

Building Your Kevlar Canoe

Building Your Kevlar Canoe
Author: James Moran
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780070430365
ISBN 13: 0070430365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Your Kevlar Canoe Book Review:

Kevlar is a strong (40% stronger than fiberglass) material, perfect for building light-weight (35 pounds for a 17-foot canoe), fast, maintenance-free canoes. The only problem with Kevlar canoes is their cost--$2,000 or more. With this book, the most inexperienced home builder can turn out a handsome canoe for an investment of about $600 and a few weekends. The principal tools needed are a sharp pair of scissors and a $5 hand plane--and the method is astonishingly easy and forgiving. Featured are designs for a stable family canoe, a solo canoe, and a wilderness tripper, any of which can be built right from this book.

Building Your Own Strip Canoe for Beginners

Building Your Own Strip Canoe for Beginners
Author: Leo Fredrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-07-18
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798539848323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Your Own Strip Canoe for Beginners Book Review:

So You Want to Build a Canoe, It's Probably Easier than you Think.Making a strip canoe isn't particularly hard ... you will need to have some woodworking skills or the patience to acquire them; a budget for reasonably good materials and tools; a place to build it; and some free time.Success is only minimally related to the already acquired abilities an individual might have. Instead I'd suggest that it's important to consider a number of factors that don't have a whole lot to do with woodworking at all. If these exist in equal measure, a builder has every chance of creating a canoe that they can be proud of. In this guide I will show the role of time, space, resources, skills and boat choices; each as they relate to building a canoe. You will be shown the step by step process of how to build a strip canoe from scratch Get your Copy Today by Scrolling Up and Clicking BUY NOW to get your Copy Today

The Strip Built Sea Kayak Three Rugged Beautiful Boats You Can Build

The Strip Built Sea Kayak  Three Rugged  Beautiful Boats You Can Build
Author: Nick Schade
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1998-04-21
ISBN 10: 9780071708708
ISBN 13: 0071708707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strip Built Sea Kayak Three Rugged Beautiful Boats You Can Build Book Review:

Although books on strip building canoes abound, this is among the first to adapt the technique to crafting attractive, functional kayaks. Using high-quality, computer-generated illustrations and photographs to explain key techniques, the book provides complete plans and measurements for three different kayaks: 1) A simple solo craft for beginners, 2) A high-performance solo kayak for intermediate paddlers, and 3) A tandem design for two paddlers. With its easy-to-follow guidance and instructions, The Strip-Built Sea Kayak makes top-notch kayaks accessible to budget-minded paddlers.

Featherweight Boatbuilding

Featherweight Boatbuilding
Author: Mac McCarthy,Henry McCarthy
Publsiher: WoodenBoat Books
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780937822395
ISBN 13: 0937822396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Featherweight Boatbuilding Book Review:

Using the Wee Lassie as an example, the author opens your eyes to the natural beauty around you. A practical and beautiful craft, this lightweight and strong double-paddle canoe will carry you to waterways that are inaccessible in most boats.

Kayaks You Can Build

Kayaks You Can Build
Author: Ted Moores,Greg Rössel
Publsiher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781552978610
ISBN 13: 1552978613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kayaks You Can Build Book Review:

The definitive handbook for kayak builders. Kayaks are growing in popularity as a fun, low-impact way to explore the wilderness or paddle on local waters. Combining easy-to-follow instructions with 472 color photographs, Kayaks You Can Build takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire construction cycle of building a plywood kayak. This simple construction process demands neither special skills nor a woodworking shop. This book includes: A short history of the kayak How to choose the right kayak for your needs and skill level Setting up your work area and how to build a work table and cradle forms Details of all the necessary tools, materials and supplies Tricks of the trade from ensuring the boat stays twist-free during construction to laying fiberglass cloth the easy way for a great finish Minimizing exposure to toxic fumes and dust How to avoid and correct mistakes. This book includes day-to-day building journals for the three most popular kayak kits. A typical stitch and glue kayak kit contains pre-cut plywood planks, epoxy and hardware. Drawing on more than thirty years of boatbuilding and teaching experience, Kayaks You Can Build enables the first-time builder to assemble a kayak with truly professional results.

Building Strip Planked Boats

Building Strip Planked Boats
Author: Nick Schade
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-11-14
ISBN 10: 9780071643375
ISBN 13: 0071643370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Strip Planked Boats Book Review:

The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy) and shows you step-by-step how to build them. Written for all amateur builders, the book covers materials, tools, and safety issues.

Little and Often

Little and Often
Author: Trent Preszler
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 0062976664
ISBN 13: 9780062976666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little and Often Book Review:

A USA TODAY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (★★★★) “Little and Often is a beautiful memoir of grief, love, the shattered bond between a father and son, and the resurrection of a broken heart. Trent Preszler tells his story with the same level of art and craftsmanship that he brings to his boat making, and he reminds us of creativity’s power to transform and heal our lives. This is a powerful and deeply moving book. I won’t soon forget it.” —Elizabeth Gilbert Trent Preszler thought he was living the life he always wanted, with a job at a winery and a seaside Long Island home, when he was called back to the life he left behind. After years of estrangement, his cancer-stricken father had invited him to South Dakota for Thanksgiving. It would be the last time he saw his father alive. Preszler’s only inheritance was a beat-up wooden toolbox that had belonged to his father, who was a cattle rancher, rodeo champion, and Vietnam War Bronze Star Medal recipient. This family heirloom befuddled Preszler. He did not work with his hands—but maybe that was the point. In his grief, he wondered if there was still a way to understand his father, and with that came an epiphany: he would make something with his inheritance. Having no experience or training in woodcraft, driven only by blind will, he decided to build a wooden canoe, and he would aim to paddle it on the first anniversary of his father’s death. While Preszler taught himself how to use his father’s tools, he confronted unexpected revelations about his father’s secret history and his own struggle for self-respect. The grueling challenges of boatbuilding tested his limits, but the canoe became his sole consolation. Gradually, Preszler learned what working with his hands offered: a different perspective on life, and the means to change it. Little and Often is an unflinching account of bereavement and a stirring reflection on the complexities of inheritance. Between his past and his present, and between America’s heartland and its coasts, Preszler shows how one can achieve reconciliation through the healing power of creativity. “Insightful, lyrical…Little and Often proves to be a rich tale of self-discovery and reconciliation. Resonating with Robert Pirsig’s classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, it is a profound father-and-son odyssey that discovers the importance of the beauty of imperfection and small triumphs that make extraordinary happen.” —USA Today (★★★★)

Lapstrake Canoes

Lapstrake Canoes
Author: David L. Nichols
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781891369728
ISBN 13: 1891369725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lapstrake Canoes Book Review:

A lavishly illustrated guide to building a lapstrake canoe--with free fold-out plans included.

Strip Built Canoe

Strip Built Canoe
Author: Randy Folsom
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781419660788
ISBN 13: 1419660780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strip Built Canoe Book Review:

The strip building method was first introduced in the late '60s and has enjoyed an ever expanding following over the years. Little has changed in the basic method of construction; however, over the years new techniques and numerous refinements have been introduced, many of which you will find here. The one thing that has remained constant is that unquestionably, the popularity of strip built watercraft comes from the natural beauty of the wood they are made from. When coated with clear resin and fiberglass, the rich tones and colors of the cedar strips cry out to be touched and admired. The premise behind this book is that if you take your time, approach the project thoughtfully, and follow the guidance provided here, you will be able to successfully build a beautiful strip canoe without breaking the bank. Anyone with a little determination and patience can build one of these craft.

Making a Ripple

Making a Ripple
Author: Mark Schultz
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-02-21
ISBN 10: 9781507734193
ISBN 13: 1507734190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making a Ripple Book Review:

In pursuit of a craft for fishing and exploring the secluded lakes and streams of Northern Minnesota, the author has created Ripple; a sturdy, stable, comfortable and attractive canoe that can be built from four 16' 2x4s, fiberglass fabric and epoxy resin. If a cedar strip canoe is outside of your time, temperament, and price range, you may find the planked construction method described in this book to be an option well worth considering. Besides including the complete plans and step by step instructions, the author goes a step further and details the construction of a trailer and hitch system for pulling the canoe behind a bicycle. For about $300 and 2-3 hours per day, for a total of about 40 hours, those with basic woodworking and fiberglassing skills can create this canoe and trailer, and perhaps soon find themselves making another one. L.O.A. 14'3," beam 36," rocker 2," beam at 2" waterline 30," bow height 16," weight 56-60 pounds

Fuselage Frame Boats

Fuselage Frame Boats
Author: S. Horton
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2011-07
ISBN 10: 9780615495569
ISBN 13: 0615495567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuselage Frame Boats Book Review:

NOW WITH METRIC OFFSETS! Tired of struggling with that heavy plastic kayak? Are you looking for a lightweight boat but not willing to take out a second mortgage to buy it? What if I told you that you could build a boat weighting less than 35 lbs for $300 to $500? You can and in my new book I will show you how. This style was very popular in the 1950's and 1960's and many boat plans appeared in magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. Even though it is no longer fashionable in the magazines, the fuselage style of construction is still probably the most cost effective way to build a small boat. Recently I have seen a renewed interest in this type of boat construction. People are rediscovering the advantages of Fuselage style Skin Boats. Fuselage frames boats cost very little to build. A sheet of marine plywood, a lightweight wood such as cedar for the stringers, a few yards of a synthetic fabric for the skin and something to waterproof the skin. Materials for a basic 17' kayak cost around $300. Adding a seat, deck rigging and adjustable footrest would add another $100 to $150 dollars depending on your preferences. For somewhere around $400 you can build a high performance, 30-35 lbs boat. A composite construction canoe or kayak of similar weight would cost thousands of dollars. This book will walk you through the process of building your own Skin on Frame canoe or kayak. I start by addressing the space needed to build a boat as well as tools needed. There is a detailed section on laying out the frames from a table of offsets. Progressing to how to assemble the frame, skinning the boat and through all the steps to preparing your boat for launching. Included are offsets for three of my boat designs. The StoneFly canoe, Curlew, a 15' Sea Kayak and new sea kayak design Pouco Barta.

This Old Canoe

This Old Canoe
Author: Mike Elliott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2015-09
ISBN 10: 9780994863300
ISBN 13: 0994863306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Old Canoe Book Review:

When restoring a wood-canvas canoe, you don't work on it, you work with it. In This Old Canoe: How To Restore Your Wood-Canvas Canoe, Mike Elliott guides you through the process of bringing your classic heirloom back to life. He takes you step-by-step through all aspects of a canoe restoration from assessment to the finishing touches. Concise instructions clearly illustrated, provide the passport you need to embark on this unique adventure.