Current Projects

Aleutian Baidarka

Currently on the loft floor is a blown up version of the Aleutian Baidarka shown in David Zimmerly’s Qajak: Kayaks of Siberia and Alaska.  The boat has been stretched to 18 feet and is being faired to be built with bent frames rather than chined frames.  I plan to build two of these, sold as individually or as a set.  The frames will be Alaskan Yellow Cedar with Tamarack Longitudinals.  The stem and tail piece will be Black Locust.  Included with each boat will be a carved doubled bladed paddle made of Alaskan Yellow Cedar with some hardwood blade ends.  To be completed 2019.

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Laminating frames on the loft floor.