DiResta Builds a Canoe

Craft & Design Workshop
DiResta Builds a Canoe

If you keep up with Jimmy DiResta’s YouTube videos and maker exploits, you know that he’s been building a canoe. Slowly but surely.

Finally, in this 34 minute video (maybe a record for Jimmy), we see the long and laborious process of building such a beautiful little wooden boat. By the end, I was exhausted and twitchy just watching him build it. I cannot imagine undertaking something like this myself.

Building a canoe like this seems a significant lesson in patience and precision with endless hours of cutting, gluing, clamping, sanding, and finishing. But the beauty of the results speaks for itself.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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