by Gil Gilpatrick, Master Maine Guide
Building a Strip Canoe, Second Edition, Revised, and Expanded
Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-To-Build, Field-Tested Canoes (plans are folded/tucked into the back of the book).
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112 pp., softcover
Building a Strip Canoe
What a great book in all respects: history (from dugouts/birch barks to early Canadian and US strip), design considerations, example plans, recommended products (wood, glue, fasteners etc.) detailed step-by-step construction, beautiful color picture examples by those paying tribute to the author); even paddle construciton. I long dreamed of building an asymmetrical canoe with varying topside and bottom features, and this book provides everything to make that dream become a reality, though the process would not be as simple as I had thought. Highly recommended.