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Canoe: Icon of the North

CANOE: ICON OF THE NORTH

After building cedar-strip canoes for around a decade as a hobby (usually a boat or two a year) one day I started making YouTube videos on the building process following a friends suggestion. I honestly didn’t give it much effort and it wasn’t for a few years until I had a look at the view…

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Trailguide Pictures – Our Beginning

After more than 30 years of paddling, hiking, camping and general exploring and over a decade of building cedar-strip canoes, I had grown my canoe building Youtube channel into a 20,000 view per month success. Sharing my knowledge about paddling and canoe building through film was developing from a hobby into a deep interest in…

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Canoe Building at Home: Applying the Fibreglass and Epoxy

Canoe building at home can be a great experience or it can be the cause of a lot of unnecessary strain in a family environment. Most of the time building your own boat will be appreciated by anyone you share your space with as they too watch the form come together. There are two stages in…

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Canoe Building Instructions: Preparing the Hull for Fairing

Canoe Building Instructions may vary from shop to shop and from person to person. I’ve mentioned this in other posts about my cedar-strip canoe building process. This is my way of building a canoe, and I hope that all canoe builders develop their own unique process. To me, this is what moves us from manufacturing canoes, to being…

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Canoe Building Tips: Stripping the bottom of a canoe

Canoe building tips are available all over the place. You can find them online in special canoe forums, in books, or in dvd’s and digital downloads, or take a course with an experienced builder. When I started building canoes I searched all over and I think I probably read or watched them all. My book…

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Cedar-strip Canoe Building: Lofting Canoe Forms

Lofting canoe forms is one of the first steps in building a cedar-strip or skin-on-frame boat. Of course there are a lot of very good full sized plans that you can purchase from a number of reputable canoe building businesses. For some people, the cost of purchasing full-sized plans puts the prospect of building their…

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Cedar-strip Canoe Building: Adding the Bead & Cove

How to prepare cedar-strips for canoe building. Do you want to build a cedar-strip canoe? We have several very detailed free videos you can watch that will give you a good idea of what’s involved. Cedar-strip canoe building is a method of boat building that requires “milled” or prepared cedar strips. Most canoes will take…

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Jason Eke

Jason Eke is a canoe builder and paddling enthusiast who enjoys exploring new places, meeting new like-minded people and sharing those experiences through his films. He’s an advocate for paddle-sports and watershed conservation projects and spreads that message through his audience of 25,000+ monthly viewers. The Producer and Director here at Trailguide Pictures Jason can be…

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