Video: How to Make an 8-Pound Canoe

The 8-pound canoe. Screen grab / Youtube.

The 8-pound canoe. Screen grab / Youtube.

The web is chock-full of cool boat building videos–from a time-lapsed construction of a cedar strip canoe to a series that takes you inside a kayak building workshop–but none of them end with the final product being balanced on the craftsman’s finger. This video takes you through the steps that went into making a tiny canoe, one that’s far lighter than anything on the market. Somewhat of a novelty but still capable of being paddled, the 8-pound canoe is made of oak, pine and dacron. It also doubles as a kind of giant paper lantern if lit from within. Check it out:

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