From our friends over at WoodenWidget:
It’s not a boat (make sure and check out their dinghy plans while you’re there – it was my first boat build), but looks like a lot of fun.
Wonder about using a CNC to cut that frame… I’ll have to ask 🙂
The Hoopy wooden bicycle. It might look complicated to make but the frame can be marked, cut out and glued ready for varnish in just two days. The box section frame is immensely strong yet only weighs 3 kilos.
The Hoopy is a ‘one size fits all’ bicycle but the seat can be raised or lowered during the build if required. It can carry two with ease and will make you friends wherever you go. It’s also great to ride. Surprisingly fast and very comfy.
Most of the parts needed to build a Hoopy are easily available secondhand or can be salvaged from old bikes.
Some good looking, "hollow wood" paddleboards. Tutorials and plans available, as well as kits (or at least CNC cut frames).
Our earlier link concerning drainage pipe clams was an idea this builder posted.
Glen-L has a ton of plans and great resources for the home builder. Their community of builders is a resourceful bunch and posts are worth reading.
"Aero_dan" is an active farmer who is building a Hankinson Goliath (in steel) in his barn. His blog is frequently updated with his latest endeavors.
I really liked the idea of using pipes for chines and having them double as a keel cooler.
A detailed video of a plain flat-bottomed boat. Plans available from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Plywood and Gorilla Glue.
A very nicely done PVC and duct tape canoe, complete with launch video.
After months of work and having a 14′ canoe in our living room, we finally got a nice day to go and test it out at Utah Lake. No leaks, no problems at all! Works really well, we’ll have to take it out often this summer.
Our friends at Glen-L published this article. Check out a good idea for a simple steam box to bend lumber for your build. Quick and effective.
Wooden Widget has added the Foldak, a 12 foot folding canoe.
The Foldak is an easy to build 12 foot folding canoe. Like the Fliptail it consists of a central keel, drop down floors, four hoops and a reinforced PVC skin. It unfolds in less than a minute and all the pieces needed to assemble it are always attached so you won’t arrive at the water’s edge missing a vital piece. It is stable, tracks well yet is easy to turn. Designed to be used with either a single paddle or a double kayak paddle.
OK, so it’s not a boat, but many boaters also use bicycles, especially given how good a form of transport it is to run to the store from wherever you’re moored.
Check out this new design from Benjy at Woodedwidget.
If you build (or buy) a kayak, you’re probably going to want to transport it. This looks like a nifty project. Based on plans found at Freesteamin’s Gadgets and Gizmos (which looks interesting it its own right.
Plans (well, instructions for how to produce the plans, which might actually be more interesting) and instructions for assembling a simple pirougue (flat bottom) canoe.