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by Rob

Peter Code: Traditional Boat Builder

November 11, 2016 in Uncategorized


Peter has crafted a magnificent fibreglass/epoxy Chestnut patterned cedar-strip canoe

Peter Code is a master traditional boat builder with a shop in Port Credit, Ontario. A former boat building instructor, he has also recently purchased the Tender Craft Boat inventory. Peter’s craftsmanship is exemplary and his knowledge of wooden boat building techniques and materials is extensive.
For an introduction to Peter and his work, enjoy the additional photos and video below.


This mold is an exact replica of an original Chestnut Prospector canoe mold.


This Century ski boat is in for a comlete restoration. The rebuild will boast fir stringers, and a cold molded bottom with epoxied marine ply frames.


by Rob

Saturday September 5, 2015

September 4, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized

Canoe lovers take note: an interview with master canoe craftsman John Kilbridge.
During a recent trip to Temagami, a small town in Northern Ontario, we had a chance to touch base with master canoe builder John Kilbridge. John has been making/repairing cedar-strip/canvas canoes since 1977! He has a wealth of knowledge on canoe craftsmanship.
For those viewers intrigued with North America’s continuing passion for these boats, John’s comments prove that building a wood-canvas canoe is indeed a fine art. Enjoy the video below.

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