My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a librarian at The Seattle Public Library. Thanks for using Your Next Skill to find resources for learning to build a canoe. Below are several different items-books (both physical and ebooks), free online classes, and iOS app downloads-which I think may help you learn to create the canoe of your dreams. Take a look and feel free to write back and let me know what you think!
Includes directions for building eight different canoes plus a helpful list of resources for lumber, tools, etc. 100+ photographs & illustrations.
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By Gilpatrick, Gil
The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks
This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.
By Rizzetta, Sam
From the acknowledged master of the “instant boat”–tips, techniques, and designs for quick-and-easy plywood boatbuilding
Dynamite Payson offers you a new guide to building 15 exciting boats from master designer Phil Bolger. Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson includes plans and instructions for a multipurpose skiff for sail, oar, and power; a pirogue for single or double paddle; a big pram dinghy; a maneuverable peapod; a long, fast, rowing dory; a rugged outboard-powered work skiff; and more. You will enjoy the commonsense advice, step-by-step building instructions, and tips on tools and materials that have made Payson a hero of amateur boatbuilders…
By Payson, Harold H.
lynda.com (in-library use only)
Learn software and computer skills through instructional videos. The entire lynda.com library, more than 1900 courses, covering animation, audio, video, business, design, photography, programming, and more. (Also available as an app). There are 230 videos pertaining to iPhone mobile app development in lynda.com. There are 32 self-paced courses pertaining to iPhone mobile app development in lynda.com.
THISisCarpentry (TiC) is an interactive, multimedia e-magazine written BY carpenters, FOR carpenters. TiC offers detailed, well-illustrated articles about construction techniques, new tools of the trade, improving carpentry skills, and much more. Our goal is to create a community magazine, a place where craftsmen can contribute to their field and support other carpenters, builders, and contractors. We promote active dialogue by making it easy for readers to post comments about articles, and for authors to respond to comments.