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Canoecraft : An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction - Ted Moores


An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2001
ISBN: 9781552093429
Number Of Pages: 240

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Known internationally as "the Bible of canoe building," Canoecraft is back, and it's bigger and better than ever.

The best-selling how-to guide has been completely revised and expanded, and master canoe builder Ted Moores again infuses the pages with the experience and wisdom acquired over almost three decades.

His step-by-step instructions, generously illustrated with new photographs and diagrams and incorporated into an accessible fresh design, will allow even the beginner to create a reasonably priced classic.

North America's leading builder of woodstrip/epoxy canoes, Moores is a longtime teacher of wooden-boat construction as well. With students who have ranged in age from 11 to 87, Moores has discovered that all have been motivated by the same dream: to build something beautiful and functional.

Canoecraft is the road map to that dream. In it, Moores offers comprehensive instructions for the first-time builder and, with the second-time builder in mind, includes a larger variety of canoe plans - five of which are brand-new. In this edition, each plan is presented as a traditional table of offsets. Moores has also added a series of builder's tips and new techniques and an entire chapter on carving a paddle, the perfect accompaniment to your handcrafted canoe. His message is straightforward: When good materials are used and simple steps performed with care, professional results are sure to follow.

Whether your goal is to build a general-purpose recreational canoe, an efficient modern tripping canoe or a full-decked fast-cruising canoe with walnut veneer, Canoecraft can help you make it happen.

About the Author

Ted Moores is a best-selling author. In 1972, Moores pioneered the woodstrip/epoxy boat building system for canoes and, since then, has promoted the fine art of wooden-canoe and kayak construction. He is the author of Kayaks You Can Build.

'If you want to build a strip-plank canoe - or kayak - Canoecraft is the book to buy ... A very comprehensive boatbuilding book and highly recommended' Water Craft; 'An excellent definitive book ... something you must read if you are going to build a woodstrip canoe' Canoeist; 'A gentle push twoard your own canoe project' Woodworker's Journal. A Woodworking Magazine Top 40 Book.

Introduction to the Second Edition
The Poor Man's Yacht
Craftsmanship and Common Sense
The Well-bred Canoe
Canada's Cedarstrip Tradition
Anatomy of a Canoe
Essentials of Good Design
Pipe Dreams to Paper
Choosing the Right Plan The Plans
Setting up the Workshop
Material Matters
Machining the Wood
Functional Form
Making the Mold
The Stripper's Art
Building the Hull
Character Development
Installing the Trim
Final Details
Adding the Finishing Touches
Classic Core
A Guide to Maintenance & Repair
Different Strokes
Making Your Own Paddle
Photography Credits
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781552093429
ISBN-10: 1552093425
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 3rd May 2001
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 27.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised