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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1170 on: June 09, 2024, 08:42:18 am »
Glad you checked it out Muskyman. I really thought it was an interesting way to build a canoe and they are beautiful and very functional. Not sure mine will be but I just have to give it a try.
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1171 on: June 09, 2024, 08:51:32 am »
Thanks GlisGlis. I know the one guy I watched just harvested his as he needed it. He said he preferred doing it that way but most people harvested and prepared it ahead of time.

I figured collecting everything and prep will probably take at least as long as assembly. Iím thinking between farming, family and play. If I can be floating around by this time next year I will be thrilled

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« Reply #1172 on: June 09, 2024, 09:07:03 am »
Speaking of family. My favorite granddaughter had her graduation party yesterday. It was nice seeing everyone .

Her mother, friends and herself did a wonderful job decorating the hall. We cooked a feast fit for a King and the little kids had a blast.

I didnít get any pictures until it was time to take everything down and clean up.

When I saw my granddaughter taking pictures down I figured I better snap a couple pictures myself.

Iím not sure any of us are really ready for her to leave yet, but Iím sure she will make her mark. She is an awesome young lady and she has a fantastic look at life.

Sometimes I wish we could push the rewind button and do it again though.

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« Reply #1173 on: June 18, 2024, 08:24:51 am »
Speaking of family time. My wife and I went to visit her sisters and spend some time away from the farm for a few days.

We had a good time and we ended up eating at a restaurant with a half scale birch bark canoe proudly displayed where you could touch, feel and look at it.

I told my wife and sister in laws a few weeks back that I wanted to build one but they didnít really know what one looked like. It was pretty neat being able to look this one over and show them what I was hoping to do. At least I thought it was.

We had a lot of fun, but this certainly was one of my favorite parts of our getaway.


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PS anyone know this builder? Iíd love to chat with him
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1174 on: June 18, 2024, 11:58:01 am »
Very nice canoe
the guy who made it has a site. Try googling "John Lindman birchbark canoe".

the idea of building one scaled down could be a great test to foresee potential issues in the big project and familiarize with materials

just noticed that most of his canoes weigh around 50# only!
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1175 on: June 18, 2024, 12:17:27 pm »
Very nice canoe
the guy who made it has a site. Try googling "John Lindman birchbark canoe".

the idea of building one scaled down could be a great test to foresee potential issues in the big project and familiarize with materials

Thanks GlisGlis.

I tried just his name. Didnít add the birch bark canoe.

I was thinking the same about the half scale being a good practice run. I might go that route. It kinda depends on how my materials work out.

That strategy worked good for practicing my bowyer skills, but my poorly tillered first one and the thrill of shooting and even breaking it was what gave me the drive to keep making them.

Might have to try for something I can paddle around in. Even if it has some flaws . Not sure which way I go yet

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1176 on: June 18, 2024, 12:27:15 pm »
I was thinking the same about the half scale being a good practice run. I might go that route. It kinda depends on how my materials work out.

I'd go even smaller. maybe something along 20''
that way you wont need too much materials and time but you should get an idea of the entire process
if it turns nice it could be the model to show to inexperienced people during conversation  (SH)

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1177 on: June 18, 2024, 12:36:42 pm »
I was thinking the same about the half scale being a good practice run. I might go that route. It kinda depends on how my materials work out.

I'd go even smaller. maybe something along 20''
that way you wont need too much materials and time but you should get an idea of the entire process
if it turns nice it could be the model to show to inexperienced people during conversation  (SH)


I t would be a lot easier to haul around too.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1178 on: July 07, 2024, 05:32:03 pm »
Sorry for not posting lately but I have been busy. Between work , family and my cousin making his annual trip home, Iíve been too busy to post.

My cousin did arrive at our beach to reboot the soul.

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« Reply #1179 on: July 07, 2024, 05:44:01 pm »
We also celebrated Independence Day. It was a beautiful day
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1180 on: July 07, 2024, 05:45:56 pm »
The crops are really growing. The beans are starting to look nice and will soon be blooming.

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« Reply #1181 on: July 07, 2024, 05:52:51 pm »
The wheat is really close now. I sure hope we can get it off milling quality. The forecast has chance of rain the next four days. Not much, but it doesnít take much

I did get a chance to gather some more materials for my canoe.

My cousin and I cut down this birch. It was just starting to rot in top limbs. I decided to try to make good use of it.

I guess you could say Iím a tree hugger. I just love trees a different way than some of them.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1182 on: July 07, 2024, 07:23:18 pm »
We did learn a few things for next time. It kinda got away on us and ripped in half at the middle.

I basically have two 48Ēx 9í pieces. I have seen some made spliced in center. It would make a really large canoe. Might have to do a little more research.

At least I have something now and I learned a lot.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1183 on: July 07, 2024, 09:09:31 pm »
Looks like a great time BJ and looks like you are making some head way on supplies.  :)
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1184 on: July 08, 2024, 12:09:25 am »
That's cool, Brian. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the canoe. What wood will the frame be made from?
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