Tom Huang – Studio Projects


Bamboo Canoe
September 17, 2009, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Bamboo, Bamboo Canoe, Center for furniture Craftsmanship
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Is anyone gonna ride in it?

Comment by cullen taylor

I hope to finish the canoe within the next month, and plan on posting video of the launching. Please keep posted to celebrate with me!!

Comment by tomahawkku

It is a functional canoe. I’m hoping to be the test pilot, but if you’d like to join us in Thomaston Maine, I’d be happy to let you take her for a spin!

Comment by tomahawkku

Hi tom, I was a fellow at the CFC a few years ago, and have used bamboo in a few of my pieces of furniture. what kind are you using, and how are you preparing each of the strips? Have a great time at the center, pass along hello’s to Brian and Peter for me.

Carter Sio

Comment by carter sio

Hi Carter,
It’s good to hear from you, I’ll be sure to pass on hello’s
I’m using strips from Smith and Fong Plyboo. They are a S.F. based company that supplies several different products including flooring. I’ve been using moulding planes that I made to shape a consistent cove and bead on the opposing edges of each strip. I made the planes with the help of a local blacksmith named Walt Hull in Lawrence, Kansas who forged the blades for me. If I do it again, I’ll have router heads cut. Thanks for tuning in.
Tom

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