It has been almost a year that my husband, with a little help from the kids, has been building a wood strip canoe.
In previous updates I've mentioned that this has been a life long goal. My husband's father built a canoe in his basement when he was a teenager... it proved to be difficult to get out read here: Building a Canoe. What's Your Dream Project?
|The boat went from this frame that they built to.....|
Well, between my husband's work, which can entail a bit of traveling, and being a very active Boy Scout Leader, which takes up most of his weekends, he has finally finished putting the strips on the canoe. Now all that is left if sanding (a major time consuming job) and sealing (a bit of an undertaking too)...
|Almost finished putting on strips.|
...but all worth it to have a dream come true.
|Lots of sweat went into this boat.|
So remember to shut off your TV, unplug the computer and your phone, and spend some simple living time doing something with your hands.
Spending hours in front of a screen will never give you the sense of accomplishment that comes with creating something.
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