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Frank M. Cook - Nymph

Posted on March 22 2012

Hi Joan, I like getting your E-mails and hope come to Peterborough someday and meat you and Ted. I sent you some pictures. of a Nymph, made by J. H. Rushton in the 1880, his original design was 10' and I stretch it to 12'. It is almost done, in to Varnishing. Will send you some Pictures. when it's done. In the back ground of the Pictures, in the shop door, you will see your Chestnut Prospector ready for hull striping. I mill my own Bead and cove strips and have a hard time finding cedar in Arizona. The Nymph strips are made out of Redwood Bendy Bord sold at Lows it is Clear Redwood, Rough saw-en, vertical grain, 5/16" thick X 4" wide X 14' long, it is used to bend and form concrete curves. I built my first strip canoe,in Michigan, 20 some years ago from Teds, Canoecraft, and doing it again has been a Hoot. I plan on making a real business out of this and maybe teach it. I would like to thank Ted for writing the canoe building bible. Thank You : Frank M. Cook Cooks Kayaks & Canoes Cook Arizona Products Mesa Arizona.

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