Introduction This is my first paddle build. I’ll be using cheap western redcedar 2-by-4 boards as practice before I try with nicer wood. I live in a small town on the east coast and there are very few options for me to find good wood. There will probably be plenty of knots and some warping“Peter’s long and knotty Greenland paddle build, Sackville, NB, Canada”
Hi, I am Jay and live on the south coast of the United States. I have retired after a career as a commercial pilot. I have had kayaks over the years, my current kayak is a Innova Seawave, which is a convenient barge of a kayak. I wanted a better performing kayak to paddle around in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico. I am a big guy, about 6’4” or 193cm and weigh 275ish. Brian was generous enough to provide guidance to make (what I call my F1xl), by upscaling the 175 lb. version by 114%.
I started the boat by reviewing the excellent video course. I started the deck on September 20, and received my beautiful rib stock on September 25.
A word of caution, several upscale lumber yards assured me they had white oak, but after testing with some alcohol, found to be the locally common red oak, which is not as desirable.
Tomorrow we bend!
Hi, my name is Lukas, and I’m a graduate student at UVM. A friend took Brian’s class several years ago, which was the inspiration for me to build my own kayak, though I wanted something a little more stable than the Greenland kayak he made just to get out and do some day trips. “Lukas’ F1 Build, Burlington, VT”
Introduction A little about me before we get this thing going. By day I’m a Software Engineer, by night I’m a Martial Arts Instructor (https://SunMtnDojo.com). I constantly have little building projects going on and am fixing cars or learning new stuff. Just got back from a trip to Puerto Rico where I helped a team“Chuck’s F1 and Greenland Paddle Builds”
I’m excited to share my F1 kayak build with all of you. I live in Hillsboro, Oregon which is a suburb of Portland. I’m a woodworker by hobby and a computer engineer by training. This summer I get to take a 2 month sabbatical from work and one of the first things I’ve been planning“Kurt’s F1 Build in Hillsboro, Oregon”
May 2018, an Idea is born… Last time long-paddling in a kayak was 1987 ! It was a 2 weeks tour to the Norwegian Fjords. Me and my wife had 2 greenland inspired kayaks that we imported from UK 1982. They where 5m long and 58cm wide and had very tight and small cockpits. Very nice“2 new build’s in Sweden !!”
Since school is out and I finally have some time to devote to kayaking and projects. I decided to start my summer with building a Greenland Paddle. I figured this would be a good introduction to Cedar and some of the same tools that I will be using for the F1. Below you will see“Lisa’s Greenland Paddle Construction”
Hello, this post follows a pair of West Greenland kayaks that I’m building. My name’s Ant and I’m a wooden boatbuilder based in Bristol (UK), who also loves kayaking. Prepping I’m using Western Red Cedar for the gunwales, stringers and keel, and green English Oak for the ribs and cockpit coamings. First I make the“2 West Greenland Kayaks, built in Bristol (UK) by Ant”
Hello, my name’s Ant and I’m a wooden boatbuilder based in Bristol (UK) who also loves kayaking. This blog follows a pair of F1’s that I built in 2017 – one was for me, the other was for a client in South Wales. Prepping Brian’s plans were clear and made prepping the jigs really straightforward.“Ant’s F1, Bristol, United Kingdom”
Hi, my name is Lisa. I am a potter, artist and high school art teacher, originally from St. Louis, MO. While I have some wood working skills, I am still very much a novice. The other challenge that I face, is in not having the luxury of some basic woodworking tools such as a“Lisa’s F1 Build, Hannibal, Missouri”