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how to build a wood kayak

Discussion in 'General' started by zachjowi, 23 Jan 2008.

  1. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    Can anyone point me in the direction of finding plans for making a wooden kayak? I am going to make one for my woods class but I need a rough starting point and some general dimensions.

    thanks
     
  2. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Doesn't a kayak have to be fairly light...? I've had one in the sea before and even plastic is pretty rough to ride in.
     
  3. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    wood kayaks actually weigh less then some kevlar,fiberglass, etc kayaks
     
  4. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    i dunno how advanced your woods class is, but don't you think that might be a bit too ambitious of a project? my dad is a shop teacher, and he's afraid to try it. one of his friends spent a few years working on his. turned out beautifully though.
     
  5. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    its a college and I have lots of free time for the whole semester and all the weekends to work on it. The teched class has built one or two ceder strip canoes and they look awsome.
     
  6. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    How about a basic wooden frame with a canvas skin?
     
  7. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    if you can finish a cedar-strip canoe in a semester you are my hero.
     
  8. Major

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    Wow, those canoes are beautiful.
     
  9. Dayains

    Dayains Notamodder

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    profqwerty What's a Dremel?

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    Dayains that is insane!
     
  11. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant Minimodder

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    good luck to you... kayaks are hard enough to make out of plastic.. a think a canoe would be simpler..
     

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