The blog of Buckhorn Canoe Company, by Dick Persson, about my passion; the history, research, building, repair, restoration, outfitting and use of wooden canoes
Monday, 16 January 2012
Burleigh Falls cedar-strip canoe
The Burleigh Falls cedar-strip canoe is now almost finished. Installation of two new brass stembands and painter rings and this cedarstrip is out the doors.
Fresh varnish, almost done.
The canoe looks pretty good now, compared to the badly weathered and stained wreck I started out with. It now has new gunnels, deck coamings, king-planks, keel and brass stembands. It was hard work to remove those old gunnels, fastened as they were with one-hundred and fifty steel nails and twenty steel screws.