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Beginning in January of 2014, I was part of a group build of a Cedar Strip Canoe. This is Part Six of a photo album documenting that process.Click here for all the Canoe building Articles. Canoe Build Index »
PLEASE NOTE: To respect people's privacy, I have blurred the faces in most of these photos. The exception is people I know who have given permission.
The rest of the summer was occupied by typical summer activities, and we took a break from all canoe work. When the fall rolled around, it was time to get this finished. We had a hard deadline approaching, as come the end of November we would be displaying the canoe at a Christmas Craft sale, and beginning to sell raffle tickets to win the canoe.
My two sons and myself got together with my friend Albert at his work's workshop for a morning of sanding.
Albert sanded on another date when I couldn't make it, and then I came out to his home shop on another saturday and sprayed Spar Urethane on the canoe.
It was tiqht quarters and I did not get many photos, and the one is downright blurry, but you get the idea. (He also sanded and sprayed some more when I was not available.)
On the 22nd of November was the public unveiling. Our church was hosting a Christmas Craft+Art sale, featuring local artisans. The canoe was displayed at this event and we started selling raffle tickets for the canoe.
(As an aside, the legal requirements and bureaucratic steps to hold a legal raffle in Ontario are really quite extensive. Let's just say no more on that issue.)
Here are the photos from that event, which show the finished canoe.
And that brings us to the end of this story of the canoe build. I enjoyed the build, and documenting the build, and hope you enjoyed following along.