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Rick Nash Birchbark canoe website

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by Rob Stevens, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Rick Nash has finally created a website of his decades of research and work on birchbark canoes and other traditional native gear (containers, snowshoes, toboggans, etc.). Rick was the curator of the Kanawa Canoe Museum, which became the Canadian Canoe Museum.

    www.rmnashbirchbarkcanoes.ca
     
  2. François Rothan

    François Rothan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Rick is a hell of a builder and a pioneer in maintaining alive the art of birchbark canoes. Tappan Adney would be proud of him and I admire him! Great site , great canoes and wonderful models which have become museum pieces!!!
     
  3. Bob Holtzman

    Bob Holtzman Wannabe

    Thanks for this link Rob. He does nice work, don't he?
     
  4. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    "It just doesn't get any better!" Awesome!
     
  5. rakwetpaddle

    rakwetpaddle paddle dipper

    That IS beautiful stuff!
     
  6. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    unreal work.:rolleyes:;):)
     
  7. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    It's REAL WORK;)
     
  8. Murat V

    Murat V LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I got a chance to meet up with Rick this past weekend as he lives just a half hour drive south from my cottage. He was a very gracious host to all my newbie questions. Seeing some of his work first hand was amazing.

    He was currently working on a scale model of a Royal Canoe, "The Quebec" using his notes and photos he took of the original back in in the 70's. Couple of B&W pics of it on Henri V's page (near the bottom) on Fur Trade Canoes. Rick's model was stunning in its workmanship and attention to detail. The root lashings at that scale were superhuman in perfection. He even made fully functional 1/5th scale crooked knives that were mind-boggling. Lot's of great treats in his workshop that aren't on the website just yet.
     
  9. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Algonquin gems

    Had a meeting today for work at the centre at km43, after seeing two nice bull moose lo and behold a RN bark hanging from the ceiling, plus Omer's chum - photos for Steve Lapey, proud chum owner, and yes this one was just as lumpy;) Kind of a shame to see the birchbark gathering dust instead of being used, its a stunner.
     

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  10. Steve Lapey

    Steve Lapey LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for the update, Andre. We all wish we could have work meetings in APP!

    Our Chum isn't quite so lumpy now.
     

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