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

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Incredible craftsmanship

T Lowday

May 12, 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!

Lee Woodard

June 3, 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.

nautilus 1

August 30, 2017

Top ! Very useful 🙂 Beutiful boat !

Captain Bartolo

February 8, 2018

Very skillfully built.Awork of art
Well done

Paul Toner

September 11, 2018

Brilliant! Beautiful work.

Roger Carroll

September 16, 2018