As usual, click any photo to bring up a larger version.
Collected here are the photos that document the lengthy process. There are over 300 photos in total, so I have broken the album up into parts. Each one has approximately 50 photos, plus accompanying descriptions.
A friend of mine, Albert, has built two cedar strip canoes. I've never built one at all. However, I did help him ONE evening around eight years ago, with applying fibreglass cloth + resin, to the bottom of his second canoe.
Anyway, Albert approached me with the idea of building a canoe this winter. It would be a group build among different groups of people at our church. We have old and young, urban and rural, as well as a number of "street level" people who are connected in various ways to our church. This would be partly for fun, partly as a fundraiser (as we plan to raffle off the canoe), but mostly to build fellowship among different people. As well, we hoped to give some skills and a sense of accomplishment to some folks who have never done anything at all like this before.
There are a few of us in the core group who are reasonably skilled woodworkers, but only my friend had ever built a canoe before. We are following the plans and techniques found in Ted Moores book "Canoecraft".