vendredi 20 février 2009

Model Birchbark Canoes

Malecite Birchbark canoe 1/3 scale

Malecite style 12 ft 1/3 scale model with extensive winter bark etching

Fur trade birchbark canoe model

North Canoe fur trade model

Malecite style 1/3 scale model

Winter bark etching and sewing details

Malecite style 1/3 scale model

Building birchbark canoes in a smaller scale respecting all the proportions and details is a good challenge. I build usually 1/3 scale models, it makes it a little easier for the small root lashing and sewing. Building models helps me to prevent mistakes and errors and understand some building features during the real size canoe construction.