Gilles' 19-inch Canoe - cherry - Canoe # 1 [COMPLETED BUILD]

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Well, since I will be making this size and the other (using different woods), here is the image with them both: for size comparison.

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Sorry, the building bases don't look as nice as the you guys!
I think the membership at large is going to get sick of seeing canoes!!
G

Nope...

NEVER get tired of looking at canoes.!!:p
 
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7 strips have been installed on each side (6 cherry + 1 basswood).
Strip # 7 marks the start of the most difficult area to plank on the canoe's "mid-ship" section: from the sides (vertical) towards the bottom of the canoes where the planking progressively runs more or less horizontal . From there, the strip need to be twisted form the center (horizontal) area to the front and back (vertical),
The strips being oversize make it slightly more difficult than usual. Until this rounded area is covered with the planking, it looks like the best approach is to give a slight bevel to the strips edge to reduce creating a large gap on the outside face of the canoe: which is something that is normally not needed.
Although I will post something (sometimes today) about this in the support section related to planking, here are a couple of images showing the progress on this 19-inch model.

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So all this means a lot more scraping / sanding later once the planking is done.
G.
 
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GILLES SUPER BUILD AND FAST ALSO, WILL START MINE THIS WEEKEND TRYING TO DO A COUPLE MORE DRY FITTING OF FRAMES ON THE LE ROCHEFORT, AND FINISHING UP THE PLANKING ON THE ARMED LONG BOAT, THEN WILL PUT IN SOME TIME ON THIS ONE HOPE I DO NOT SCREW IT UP. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE DON
 
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So this is the end of day 3: picked up the wood from the post office on Thursday Afternoon. So far and all together, there is about 15 hours of work in this: including assembling the building base.

Did not quite close the hull today... Tomorrow for sure... Only about an hour needed to complete...
I decided to include a second "contrast" strip from stem to stern towards the bottom of the hull.


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- First step in planking = done
- Preliminary scraping / fairing / sanding = done

Closing the hull was achieved by laying the strips in somewhat of a "herringbone pattern".
Note the thin contrasting strip at the bottom.


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The next step will be to remove the hull from the building base and then complete the planking up to the top of the stem and stern.

G.
 
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