Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dug Out Canoe Project

This summer I was invited to help build with a Mauri dugout canoe project with Taki Smith, a Mauri from New Zealand , John Smith from the Skokomish Tribe and Meleno Lovato, also a native crafts man. The project was a good experience for me and I learned a lot from them and I also shared knowledge. This was an approach to boat building I was not familiar with, it was much different because we were almost carving a boat. Skin on frame is very different but I received a lot of information that will help me when I start making replica kayaks. Overall my carving ability has been greatly improved from this experience.


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