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Making a Dugout Canoe ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Artistic woodworker Arthur de Mowbray puts real heart into his craft as he shares his obvious skill and enthusiasm for designing and building a contemporary leisure boat from available timbers. He talks us through the making of `The Mighty Sparrow`, from a fourteen foot long poplar log. Arthur takes traditional boat-building methods and adapts them to suit the lighter, smaller poplar - whilst still using oak off-cuts for specific structural items. From cutting, carving, stretching and stabilising - to `wearing` the beautiful finished boat - Arthur `s respect for the wood and for his craft is clear. http://www.arthurdemowbray.co.uk/dugout-canoes.
Filmed at Bentley Woodfair http://www.bentley.org.uk/
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Craft, Skills, Wood for Building ~ On: 12 October, 2016

15 comments so far

February 6, 2017

Wow! That's a really amazing boat!

T Lowday
May 12, 2017

Incredible craftsmanship

Lee Woodard
June 3, 2017

breath taking, wish I had such a beautiful boat really but sadly i've not a single inch of space for it 🙁 you've inspired me to make my own one of these days though!

nautilus 1
August 30, 2017

Nice work loved it all top quality work the sweeps are things of beauty by themselves youtube at it's best.Thank you for sharing.

Captain Bartolo
February 8, 2018

Top ! Very useful 🙂 Beutiful boat !

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