Summer Building Specials

Would you like to build a Canoe or a Rowing Boat?
Here are some combinations of books and videos that will show you how.

Row Boat Instruction Package for Cedar Strip Builders (aka the rowboat "Pre-Kit")

Row Boat Instruction PackageTwo DVD's, "Cedar Strip Boat Building" and "Applying Epoxy and Fiberglass", combined with "Wood Strip Rowing Craft" by Susan Van Leuven.

Normal retail cost is $110. This combined special is now $99 including shipping in the USA, a savings of over $20!

Read John Michne's review of Susan Van Leuven's book.

What's included in the Row Boat Instruction Package/Pre-Kit:

"Wood Strip Rowing Craft" by Susan Van Leuven

A comprehensive guide to construction of wood strip rowing craft. Wood strip construction is renowned for its facility in producing sophisticated hull shapes, and can be mastered by the home builder interested in creating a quality boat. This book introduces rowers to the delights of constructing the ideal boat, to meet one's particular needs and aesthetic desires. The wooden parts are made with ordinary wood shop tools, employing standard working techniques. The first-time user, following the detailed instructions in this book, can apply fiberglass and epoxy successfully. Finishing methods are also presented, to help builders show off their craftsmanship to best advantage. 288 pages, over 800 photos, and 53 line drawings.

"Cedar Strip Boat Building," a video in DVD format ( © The Newfound Woodworks, Inc.) shows you how we build a canoe, starting with setting up the forms, laminating the stems, stripping the hull, and fairing it out. Each step is described in detail with lots of close ups to give you great detail. If you are considering building a Cedar Strip boat or just want to hone your skills for the next one, this is an incredible tool!

"Applying Epoxy & Fiberglass," a video in DVD format ( © The Newfound Woodworks, Inc.) In this video you will look over our shoulders as we describe our hull preparation techniques, apply the sealer coat, cloth coat and then filler coats of epoxy. We discuss the purpose of the application materials we supply and review safety procedures. Three days of intense filming were edited to 78 minutes of extremely valuable information. We show you the fiberglass wet-out of the outer hull of a kayak and the inner hull of a canoe.

$99.00 each

Canoe Instruction Package for Cedar Strip Builders (aka the canoe "Pre-Kit")

Canoe Building Instruction PackageTwo DVD's, "Cedar Strip Boat Building" and "Applying Epoxy and Fiberglass", combined with "The Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building" by Susan Van Leuven.

Normal retail cost is $99. This combined special is $92 including shipping in the US, a savings of over $16!

What's included in the Canoe Building Instruction Package/Pre-Kit:

"The Illustrated Guide To Wood Strip Canoe Building" by Susan Van Leuven

In this book, Susan takes you through the complete construction process of building a cedar strip canoe from cutting and erecting your own forms, to stapleless construction, fiberglassing, designing your yoke and gunwales. She is very good at presenting several methods to accomplish each phase of the process. The canoe Susan is building is the Wee Lassie II, designed by Mac McCarthy and featured in his book, Featherweight Boatbuilding.

"Cedar Strip Boat Building ", a video in DVD format ( © The Newfound Woodworks, Inc.) shows you how we build a canoe, starting with setting up the forms, laminating the stems, stripping the hull, and fairing it out. Each step is described in detail with lots of close ups to give you great detail. If you are considering building a Cedar Strip boat or just want to hone your skills for the next one, this is an incredible tool!

"Applying Epoxy & Fiberglass", a video in DVD format ( © The Newfound Woodworks, Inc.) In this video you will look over our shoulders as we describe our hull preparation techniques, apply the sealer coat, cloth coat and then filler coats of epoxy. We discuss the purpose of the application materials we supply and review safety procedures. Three days of intense filming were edited to 78 minutes of extremely valuable information. We show you the fiberglass wet-out of the outer hull of a kayak and the inner hull of a canoe.

$92.00 each


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