Bending Inwales

January 28, 2017

More “bag bending.”  This time we’re bending new inwales under what’s left of the originals. 

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Bending in the Bag

December 20, 2016

We’ve found the plastic sleeve to be very effective in steam bending!

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Ambrose Canoe Video

November 13, 2016

Shot and produced by Sam Zamarron using a drone!  Modern aerial photography! YouTube link

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Absolutely Alabama

November 5, 2016

We were featured this morning on Absolutely Alabama!  Here’s a link to Fred Hunter’s piece:  

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August 20, 2016

We had shirts printed up for Assembly! Long sleeve in white for $30 or short sleeve in moss green for $20. 

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WCHA Assembly 2016

August 7, 2016

This year’s Assembly trip is finally behind us and while we really didn’t want to return to the heat of Alabama after three weeks on the road in the Northeast, we’re back in the shop.  Over the next week or so we’ll also spend some time on the computer adding updates that slipped through the […]

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A Morris is Born

January 17, 2016

For the first time in over 100 years a little 12′ Morris was pulled off of the form yesterday.  We wanted to have this one ready for the Assembly last summer but when it became obvious we had to concentrate on finishing restoring the original we pushed the first reproduction to the side.  We have […]

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November 29, 2015

A shining example of why not to use steel fastenings in a boat:    These are deck screws we removed from a 100+ year-old Morris. Note what’s left of the center one!  Replaced with bronze. 

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Penn Yan Hunter

November 15, 2015

A local Lake Martin canoe is back on the water!

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Notes from the Past

October 24, 2015

Every time we remove an old canvas we look for surprises under the old skin. Sometimes we find notes or names that were scribbled on the planking prior to canvassing.  We recently dismantled Morris #6100 which is well over the centurion mark. Since this canoe was all original and intact we were reasonably certain it […]

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