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Canadian Canoe Co. Thwart End Badges

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by Bradford Wyman, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Bradford Wyman

    Bradford Wyman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Does anyone know if Canadian Canoe Co. thwart end badges are available somewhere? There is one missing on the canoe I am refinishing.

    Here's a picture...

    Thank you,


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  2. steve braman

    steve braman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I don't know if the badges are available, but if you can not find them you could probably take the existing one to a trophy shop and have a replica made for very little money.
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    Bradford Wyman

    Bradford Wyman Curious about Wooden Canoes


    Why didn't I think of that? Thank you Steve.

  4. dtdcanoes

    dtdcanoes LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Brad. I did just that and all was well. Make sure everything will match metal thickness/type, edge and surface finish, everything about the lettering including placement on the badge. If you will have it plated to match, pay whatever it takes to give the same finish and material , presumably nickel. Make sure the fastening into the thwart is the same. If you must file down the OD of the heads to add height to the head ( sort to speak ) spin them in a drill....easy. Maybe they are nickel plated as well...go for it. I had one Strickland badge done and I don't know now which one it is.
    ( oh, and if it looks too know what to do before and after plating ) I think in another business they call it " distressed "
    I know...very fussy pants here. Have fun
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    Bradford Wyman

    Bradford Wyman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hmmm...I hadn't thought of plating the badges. Now I've got to decide if that's what I want. I polished one up with the wire wheel on my buffer and kinda like to looks of the brass. I would hardly call the re-finishing work I'm doing a restoration, but if I decide authenticity is important I should probably go for the nickle. Just need to find a small-batch operation to do it.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Good idea about the screw heads, some of which are not original. Hope I can find some with slotted instead of phillips heads.

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