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This is a Wee Two canoe that I built from plans from Laughing loon custom canoes and kayaks.
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杨超 (22 days ago)
请问用的什么木材??
Hr Bahami (3 months ago)
Hi Mark, such an Impressive project; tasteful, technical, strong and complete. even though it is perfectly suitable for water, it would reside somewhere on the wall or the mantel in my living room. absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing the process with us.
chris woods (6 months ago)
What plans did you use? Beautiful. Love the decks
ireland66613 (7 months ago)
Wow that's awesome
LIBERTY MAN (1 year ago)
💪💪💪💪💪💪👍😉😉👍💪💪💪💪💪💪
Phil Lowman (1 year ago)
I hadn't thought about poplar but its a good easy millable material. Did you cove the edges of the strips or are they simply ripped with square edges? Its sure nice. Many 👍👍👍👍👍👍
Pierre Paul (1 year ago)
Where did you purchase the plan?
Laughing Loon
jerry barr (1 year ago)
did u use cove and bead joints?
masmainster (1 year ago)
Great job, that is truly a peice of art, well done, makes me want to build a canoe.
greta163 (1 year ago)
I wanted to build the full sized one but hesitated. Bought a 54" canoe kit from www.canoemodelkits.com and built one that looked similar to this one, but only 54" long. It gave me confidence to start on the full size one. Thanks for the video!
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Chelsea Weber (1 year ago)
wow
Santiago Warren (1 year ago)
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Removoe (1 year ago)
What a boat, You sir are an artist.
Emanuel Buttigieg (1 year ago)
Well done! Do you take orders for customs?
Justin Carter (1 year ago)
That is beautiful! I am impressed by your carpentry skills. I would love to build one in my life time. Great job!
Matthew Scheiper (1 year ago)
Beautiful job!
Milan Goranovic (1 year ago)
There are several tips for constructing boats: Give yourself enough time. Use ready made boat outlines. (I learned about these and more on Denelle Boat Builder site )
2passnthru2 (1 year ago)
very nice build... Beautiful.!  where did you get the handles.?, I'm setting up shop to build a canoe..
mpn7jxc (2 years ago)
...and i love the sound of the rain or falling water in the background of your video
Michael G. Gartman (2 years ago)
Excellent job! Thanks for the video
seanfishingtexas (2 years ago)
Very nice ive always wanted to build a wooden kayak or canoe,what was the cost for materials and all
seanfishingtexas (1 year ago)
Mark Makes IT no bad though, you could probably sell one for $1200 or more
The wood cost is minimal, about $150 for the cedar and the plywood for the strongback. epoxy and fiberglass is the most expensive at close to $400, but I did have material left over. Hardware can very a lot and the varnish, glue, sandpaper ect. can add up if you don't already have them. I probably spent about $750 if you don't count the little store runs here and there.
Joel Hill (2 years ago)
Very nice job!!! How does it go in the water? Do you find it kind of slides around and difficulty keeping it going straight without a keel? I used to build and repair canoes when I was younger, picked up the craft from my grandfather and father. The form that my father built was like a cross between a peterborough and a chestnut. They were canvas covered. A few things were built differently, had ribs instead of just wood strips, were nailed with brass tacks and peened over to the ribs. Had ash gunnels(gunwales is actually the proper term) as well as ash seat frames, woven canvas for the seat part, ash decks, and thwart or carrying yoke. Is a lot of work!! We were able to mill our own material, so kept costs down, however more work on top of the project. Very nice looking canoe!!!! Maybe some day will build a wood strip. Do you find the poplar provides enough strength? As I had mentioned I used cedar and ash, but I guess if you don't have the option to mill your own material,or if even available. I can just imagine just the cost of the material these days! Very nice job!!!!
The poplar seems to hold up fine. It has darkened or yellowed some, but not significantly to detract from the boat. It does slide around a bit, but I really prefer to only take it 20-30 feet off shore for fishing on Texas lakes.
Joost de Waal (2 years ago)
What a beauty! Would it be possible to do without the glass fiber sheets and only use the epoxy? Or would that have too much impact on the strength. Never worked with epoxy before so I'm just wondering.
kasun tharindu (1 year ago)
Here's several tips for constructing boats: Give yourself enough time. take advantage of done for you boat outlines. (I learned about these and more on Denelle Boat Builder website )
Joost de Waal (2 years ago)
Great, thanks for the quick response. Hope to be able to give it a shot next year.
The Video Book Library (2 years ago)
Joost de Waal No, the fiberglass is required. It provides all the strength and durability. It is essentially a fiberglass boat. You can replace the wood with just about anything though.
Al Cervix (2 years ago)
That came out awesome mark !
Chris Istre (2 years ago)
i am thinking of building my own but 1 question how are the seats connected to the canoe?
The proper way to do it would be to hang them from the gunnels. For this size boat I just fit them to the boat and epoxied the sides in.
Jonathan Jung (2 years ago)
kayak rotomod ouvert
CNTrails JMV (2 years ago)
very nice man.. I just went on the website for plans.. probably going with the solo portage.. how much did it cost all said n done?.. thanks again.. awesome canoe
david mchone (2 years ago)
can I use cheap pine 2x12s to learn with and get the same results?
The Video Book Library (2 years ago)
You could, they will be harder to bend and will make the canoe weigh more, but where there's a will there is a way. The wood cost for cedar was only about 40-50 dollars though. I think it was 3 cedar 10' 2x8 from lowes.
Carmel Pule' (2 years ago)
Sir, I want to congratulate you not only for your brilliant workmanship but also for your design. You certainly maximised the volume that you could fit in that length. The length to width ratio is good for the paddling speed you can get out of that length where the wave resistance will not take over. The turn of the sides to the bottom is also good to give a good volume to wetted area to reduce frictional resistance. Also the waterline curve is good where the centre section seems to keep a convex curve out rather than the concave curve at the front which tens to make a canoe dig into the front wave too much which might cause concern. I scrutinised every part of your work and I might say that all the logic in that workmanship produces strength with lightness. Finally , the mixing of colours and the fitting of the edges of the strips is perfect. When I build canoes I was always careful not to waste wood and to go for the utility rather than the artistic looks but seeing all this, it is indeed a pleasure to see such beautiful elegant art all built around good engineering. Well the epoxy sheet covering gives it a lot of durability and though I do not need to build canoes at my old age, seeing this masterpiece I tend to lift my interest and make a small canoe for my grandson which must include a little bit of my love for him. That is what this canoe included, a love for something or come one, what else makes a person aim so high to make such a dream which includes not just wood and glues an epoxy and fibreglass , but a large part of he who built it. Congratulations once again, and enjoy using it and looking at it when it is garaged, it should be hung beside the chandaliers in the sitting room.
Anthony Brown (2 years ago)
Wow great work I'm impressed
Seasoning fine (2 years ago)
awesome bro, really great work. where did you get you plans from?
The Video Book Library (2 years ago)
Laughing loon
We’re All That Bored (2 years ago)
Great color! One of the best on Youtube.
Mongo Lobo (2 years ago)
Beautiful boat. I enjoyed watching you build it.
James Noble (2 years ago)
Awesome work!
deputy dog (2 years ago)
beautiful job your a crafts man
eduardo sardina (2 years ago)
Una obra de arte
Gregg Aiello (2 years ago)
That is a beautiful canoe!  I agree with David about it being a work of art.  You should be very proud.
very nice presentation, amazing result. just curious, how many hours have you work on that canoe and your total cost?
Labour of love, very inspiring
The Video Book Library (2 years ago)
I wish I knew. It was a 6 month process for me with sometimes as little as 15-30 min after work and weekends.
The Video Book Library (2 years ago)
It has been awhile, but I will give you the estimates. Strong back, a couple sheets of plywood $50. Material for the forms $50. Wood for the actual canoe $60. Fiberglass and epoxy $400, but I had leftovers. Seat webbing $30. Hardware and hatches $75. Varnish $40. Brushes, glue, plastic sheeting, sandpaper, etc $100. Laughing loon plans $50.
Misha Lobanov (2 years ago)
wanna plans!
Dany Barceloux (2 years ago)
how 7 persons dislike this art??? im guessing its jalousy.... what a beautiful art from your hands mate !
Dany Barceloux (2 years ago)
+1Howdy1 oh ok. tnx for the info
1Howdy1 (2 years ago)
They do that, not so much that they don't like the video, but it keeps the algorithm from filling their recommended list with canoe videos. Kind of like how Amazon fills your recommended list up with things you've already bought, lol. Math fail.
Gorazd Grof (2 years ago)
Great work ! What kind of glue did you use for gluing wooden strips ?
The Video Book Library (2 years ago)
It is just regular yellow wood glue. It just holds the pieces together and in shape until you fiberglass, that's where the real strength comes in.
egorra1 (2 years ago)
Красавчик👍🏻
Fitzy Holden (2 years ago)
bloody beautiful job.
niklar55 (2 years ago)
Nice boat. Nice work. Should give you loads of pleasure.
E Willy B (2 years ago)
Love it!
Nugget S. (2 years ago)
Yep, that's amazing craftsmanship. Well done.
tim hitt (2 years ago)
would liked to see it in the water!
leo ll (2 years ago)
wow
Fin (2 years ago)
Beautiful job! And very inspiring.
Roaming Gnome (2 years ago)
That looks great!
Charlie Stewart (3 years ago)
It's amazing! Beautiful job!
Walter Palmer (3 years ago)
Too beautiful to use. If used, you need a brass strip  or hardwood strip bow to stern (1" width by 3/8 " depth )to take abrasions down the middle with others strips every4 to 6 inches for protect your beautiful work.
John Malone (3 years ago)
nice build, let us know how it wears after a good bit of use please!
Don Gery (3 years ago)
Beautifull
Eduardo Braz (3 years ago)
MARAVILHOSO!!! PARABENS!
Amishjim (3 years ago)
GreatWork,Buddy!
Jason Bourne (3 years ago)
Is someone taking a really long pee in the backround?
Dan Webster (3 years ago)
Bad to the bone canoe man. Thanks for sharing
Fabrizio Marengo (3 years ago)
Great work
Geoffrey nesmith (3 years ago)
wow, that is beautiful man, nice work!
Peter Olson (3 years ago)
how could 4 people give this a thumbs down ? guess there always has to be a twatwaffle or 4 in this case. excellent job and great video.
Mikey Krook (3 years ago)
Beautiful!
PRACERZ (3 years ago)
Extremely sweet, congrats !
notionSunday (3 years ago)
Very nice.
Henry Wilson (3 years ago)
For your first canoe it’s a first rate job, well done!
Ismael Reyes (3 years ago)
WOW!
Don Black (3 years ago)
Awesome canoe mark.would never guessed it was your first one.would like to see more video of construction especially the strips around the side to bottom.never the less great job
Loïc Thirion (3 years ago)
very art work !
Bigtperk (3 years ago)
Great job man.
zaapa311 (3 years ago)
could u tell me how nuch did the plans cost? nice canoe.
skipstah70 (3 years ago)
absolutely beautiful work.  Congrats.
Marcos Daniel Prado (3 years ago)
hi mark I like it very your conoe  you would have how to send the project. I would like to make a. thanks
Tanner Langley (3 years ago)
How much did it cost to build your canoe?
David's Passage (3 years ago)
That's not a canoe. That is a work of art! Awesome!
kiwischeisse (1 year ago)
can only agree: a piece of art. beautiful
Punkyastu Shrestha (1 year ago)
There are a few ideas for constructing boats: Give yourself plenty time. take advantage of done for you boat blueprints. (I discovered about these and more on Denelle boat builder site )
Matt KnowsThat (3 years ago)
Did you not use a cope & bead router bit? Just a flat butt joint for each strip edge?
The Video Book Library (2 years ago)
Just flat but joints, small hand plane to adjust the angle around curves
Rl Badger (3 years ago)
WOW!!! 2 fine, you only have 2 videos. Just what to see the kayak.
Misha Lobanov (3 years ago)
master!
Ziya Dikman (3 years ago)
Great video and superb work.  Thanks for posting this!
tom jackson (3 years ago)
Very nicely done canoe and good video! ! !
Nova Hiker (3 years ago)
Wow! Great job.
Freedom & Justice (3 years ago)
I think this is great craftsmanship of yours! Specially right the first canoe! Congratulations!
22222222karl (3 years ago)
verry verry nice!!
Richard Deschenes (3 years ago)
Great job Mark and a beautiful canoe. I built a 20' Gil Gilpatrick cedar strip about 25 years ago which I have used extensively for long river trips. The 20 footer can hold about 1500 lbs. of gear but weighs about 110 lbs. which is why I am getting the urge to build something smaller for solo use or for fishing ponds with my wife. I have my eye on a 14 footer that I am thinking about down sizing a little but know that I won't come out with something that looks as good as yours.
Edwin Dueck (3 years ago)
I just watched your video, I have to say it looks awesome. I'm looking at a canoe for this summer, but I'm not sure if I want to build one or just go buy one. I have seen the cedar kits for sale, but they are a bit spendy. Starting a project from scratch is a bit overwhelming. Like I would have to do it after work, I guess if I wanted a cedar canoe bad enough it would be worth the task. I'm just not sure if that is what I really want. I want a canoe that I can Carrie or portage by my self as most of my trips will be solo. Thanks for sharing your build it looks really great.
Gosh with all of the white orbs in the background you'd think there was a mass murder in his garage. Anyway cool canoe and cheers from New York!
papahooge (3 years ago)
Beautiful work.  I built a cedar strip using western red cedar and ash a # of years ago and enjoy it immensely for fishing ponds and lakes.  Mine's 15'5" and asymmetrical with a more pointed bow than stern.  It's perfect for 2 people, but I'd like to build a wee lassie to use just by myself.  I am intrigued by how the edges of the bow and stern are far more perpendicular than most canoes (and mine).  I would think that would help the canoe track straight but also keep it from turning as well.  Was this part of the intended design and was there an explanation for this design?
Beau Pixton (3 years ago)
Beautiful boat!
bob Law (4 years ago)
I have to say ,I'm a dedicated fan of cedar strip canoe's and Your Canoe has got to be the best build I have seen of this plan, excellent work and beautiful lines, Good job, from an Australian admirer. A question, how many wood strips went into making this canoe? Thanks for the footage.
Radu Lacatusu (4 years ago)
Nice work! Congrats.
Roland Kovacs (4 years ago)
Very nice. I like your use of poplar with cedar. Really nice contrast and design. Happy paddling.
Pat Zwahl (4 years ago)
Well Done!!  
nick newton (4 years ago)
Beautiful work - thanks for posting!

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