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.