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Algonquin old style canoe

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by François Rothan, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. François Rothan

    François Rothan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Hello everybody,

    Here is my last birchbark canoe, algonquin oldstyle, 13 footer, 30 inches beam, 12 inches depth.

    All the best to you all!

    Francois
     

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  2. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    very nice

    Beautiful, just beautiful. how heavy?

    Tim
     
  3. Bob Holtzman

    Bob Holtzman Wannabe

    Love it, especially the decorative stitching high on the stems. Nice work.
    Francois: It looks like the sheathing is lapped. Is this right? I know sheathing was lapped on some bark canoes, but I thought that the edges of the sheathing "planks" were always feathered if they were to be lapped (and left square if they were to be edge-butted). In the photos, it looks like they have square edges, and the sheathing looks like lapstrake.
     
  4. OP
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    François Rothan

    François Rothan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    The sheating is overlapped indeed. Algonquin canoes have usually overlapped planking, like tête de boule or Ojibway canoes. Edge to edge taper planking is a typical feature of Malecite canoes, crees or even montagnais. Correct me if I'm wrong beaver
     
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    François Rothan

    François Rothan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    the butt of the sheating is also overlapped within 3 inches and hidden under a rib. Thsi is my special way of doing algonquin canoes, it looks nicer than having feathered butts sticking out everywhere. I know some algonkin canoes that use the same pattern
     
  6. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Nice canoe eh! Your canoe has a rather round bottom which will make it fast and highly maneuverable; although it may be a little tippy at times. Let me know how it paddles.
     
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    François Rothan

    François Rothan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    The rocker is a special demand I have had from the customer. He is making canoegraphy ( choregraphy with a canoe) and wanted extra rocker on the boat in order to make more manoevrable. Your book looks amazing, where can I get it? How much is it? Thanks
     
  8. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Voici les renseignements, Francois;
    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detai...26+Photography
    BEAVER BARK CANOES; THE ART AND WORKS OF FERDY GOODE
    By F. W. Goode
    There's a slideshow of the first several pages on the Blurb website.

    Any chance you might hang on to that new canoe long enough to bring it to Assembly in New Hampshire and show it off!?
     
  9. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010

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