#1
hey,

i'm going up to my cottage for a week, and wondered if it would be possible to make a working canoe out of a fallen tree to kill time

anyone know if it's at all possible?

thanks
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#3
ever see waynes world 2?
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#4
whats the right type of log?

and what would i need beside a hatchet and couple sanders?

and ya, i've seen waynes world 2
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#5
Yes, but you'll get wet.

I saw Ray Meirs ( I don't know how to spell it ) do it once.
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#8
i have no problem with getting wet, i just want something to do for a week

and i'll have a pretty big selection of trees to use, there was just a big storm that took out 20something trees
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#9
I guess it would take ages to get it all hollow...

But hey, if you want to do it, more power to you!



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#10
well theres a guy in waynes world 2 making a canoe out of a log
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#11
I see dugout canoes everyday where I work, here along the west coast of Africa (seriously). They choose a tree of suitable size, cut it down of course, then they let it dry out much like you'd do with fire wood. I can't believe I saw this question on a guitar site. Anyway, they then build a small fire on top of the log, let it burn for some time until the top is charred. The fire is then swept off the log and the charred portion is scraped away. I'm not sure what would be the best tool for this, I'd imagine a hatchet would be the best initially. You repeat this process until you've removed enough wood to form the interior of the little boat. You want to keep enough of the original wood intact to give some strength to the hull. This is a very labour intensive and time consuming project. I don't think this is a weekend project. Good luck if you decide to try this. ::type
#12
You'll probably want the log to be big enough to hold your body...
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#13
thanks for all the advice n2dablue, im gonna be there a week, so hopefully i can get a good part of the work done atleast
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make sure you take pics, cos y'know, pics or it didnt happen blah blah blah flame flame flame
#16
of course, if i can find suitable materials, i'll make a day by day photo journal thing
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#17
you have to burn out the middle part of the trunk
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#18
you can turn a log into a canoe, yes, but can you turn a canoe into a log? i think not!
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#19
so, it turns out theres a fire ban up there, so do i just hollow it out with a hatchet?

or is there another better way?
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#20
make sure to get the shape right, else it'll sink..


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#21
employ a beaver army to help you, maybe you could start your own franchise of canoe's made by beavers
#22
You have to be a member to cut trees for a canoe. Duh.
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#24
its supposedly pretty dry right now, but if it rains, i'll be able to use the fire technique hopefully
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