Although the canoe departed today for its new owners’ house in Switzerland, I still have about 5 more glamour shots by @davidbenthalphotography that I wanted to post. So here’s a detail shot of the incredible canoe sling stand made by Frank @strazzafurniture. He really knocked this commission out of the park and the design is so fluid—perfectly cradling the curves of the canoe. He used bent laminated Curly Maple with Cocobolo wedge in the tusk through-tenon. This disassembled and nested flat on the bottom of the shipping crate today.
And the canoe is out of the shop into its custom shipping crate. I’ll post the full vid on my IGTV channel. It will fly from JFK to Zurich, Switzerland, and I will meet it there in early September to launch it at the client’s lake home.
The hardest detail to capture on film is the wood grain on my canoe, mostly because 9 coats of gloss varnish plays tricks with the camera. Maybe the grain is only for the eyes of the beholder. But here amidships there are elongated concentric rings on the Ash gunwales that look like a drop of water emanating on the surface of a lake. Below it you can kind of see the chatoyance of quarter sawn Basswood. 🌳
Canoe composite pic 2 of 3 taken by @davidbenthalphotography. See my main feed for the panoramic shot across your whole screen. Also: first look at the complete assembled canoe stand made by @strazzafurniture.
Canoe composite pic 1 of 3 taken by @davidbenthalphotography. See my main feed for the gorgeous panoramic shot across your whole screen. Back in the old days when I first joined @instagram they only allowed 1:1 aspect square pics. The only way I could show the full horizontal scale of my finished canoes was to slice up 2 or 3 separate pics and post them in order. Since IG started allowing horizontal/vertical pics in 2015 everybody stopped doing this—but I’m pretending it’s 2014 again. 🤙🏼 (PS: First look at the complete assembled canoe stand made by @strazzafurniture)