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The Pancake Chronicles: canoe, canoe, updateroo

The Pancake Chronicles

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

canoe, canoe, updateroo

So the work continues.

How on earth did he figure this configuration out?

So complex.

I love how this looks!
It really shows off the incredible attention to detail and precision that's needed.

Isn't it cool?

Methinks of mollusks and seashells.

Here he's figuring out how to make that last piece pop in perfectly.

      Yep, I'm about as deeply impressed as they get. He just finished fiberglassing the exterior a couple of days ago but unfortunately I missed getting photos of that process. Even though this looks close to completed he has even more to do to the boat, now that the wood is in place, than he has done so far. It's a very time-consuming process and yet he's already talking about canoe #2 as well as making a two-person kayak.


Blogger Monika said...

WOW, that's very impressive indeed!

4 June 2008 at 17:59  
Blogger Mindy said...

dumbfounded is right! Holy cow! So, when is the projected date for completion?

4 June 2008 at 20:58  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

Very, very cool. That man is so amazing.

4 June 2008 at 23:09  
Blogger Unknown said...

That canoe is a thing of beauty. A work of art really. Your hubby is very talented!

4 June 2008 at 23:31  
Blogger Rachel said...

He's a master craftsman! Is this for himself or to sell?

5 June 2008 at 08:58  
Blogger Curt said...

Man oh man! It looks AWESOME! Way ta go, Mark!

5 June 2008 at 09:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! That is a great looking hull, well done indeed.


5 June 2008 at 09:17  
Blogger Colleen said...

Thanks, all! I'll pass along your warm words to Mark. The canoe is for us and is not for sale, at least at this juncture. Mark's hoping we'll be able to put it in the water before the summer is through. Sweet! I'm really looking forward to that.

5 June 2008 at 17:53  
Blogger Mindy said... before the end of July!?!?! Please say yes.

5 June 2008 at 21:05  
Blogger Dickie Chick said...

ummmmm ... HELLO!
Absolutely Amazing!
Way to go Mark!!!

6 June 2008 at 01:36  
Blogger Les said...

I am in complete awe.

6 June 2008 at 14:23  
Blogger Kori's House said...


I'm thinking one could never have too many clamps :)

6 June 2008 at 23:29  
Blogger Colleen said...

Wow, Kori. You nailed it. That is actually something Mark says often. It goes a little like this:
Q. How many clamps does a carpenter need?
A. One more.


7 June 2008 at 11:28  
Blogger Mrs.French said...

This is so amazing! I seriously have always wanted a wooden canoe...

9 June 2008 at 20:11  
Blogger villagegirl said...

That truly amazes me. I love the half done photos. That is some serious skill that boy has!

18 June 2008 at 15:38  

any questions?

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