A Little Progress is Still Progress

The Adventurer, Vernon Wade

Vernon was born in the Pacific Northwest and still lives in the shadow of Mt. Hood, near the small town where he grew up. Vernon has spent decades wandering the hills, hunting mushrooms, camping and riding motorcycles into the remotest nooks and crannies to be found in the region.




I started chopping out the charred wood from yesterday’s burn. It went pretty well, but I decided I wanted it to look more like a canoe, so I rolled it over and used a string to measure where I needed to cut.






I trimmed and shaped the bows with the chainsaw, and used a wedge and maul to remove the wood.


My bar wasn’t anywhere near large enough to do it properly, and I’m not particularly skilled with the chainsaw, so the results were pretty crude. I left enough wood that I should be able to finesse the shape later with the hand tools.




It will do for now; I can see what it is going to look like, and have a better idea how far I can go hollowing it out. Hey, it’s progress.






Visit adventuresidecar.com for other adventures, poetry and even recipes.
More information about the dugout canoe project can be found at:





You may also like…

Birthday Furlough Camp

Birthday Furlough Camp

  My corporate overlords asked for volunteers for a one-week furlough as part of their pandemic austerity...

Out in the Midday Sun

Out in the Midday Sun

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a magical place. Elk, deer, bears, and cougars wander through the tall trees...

Looking Sharp

Looking Sharp

Jason came over after work with his Edge Pro kit and sharpened our knives. I cooked while Jason worked his way through...

What are you looking for? | adze | chainsaw | Dug out Canoe | dugout | dugout canoe | Dugout Project | woodworking


Leave a Reply

Join the Adventure!

Subscribe to our very periodic newsletter and never miss the latest adventure.

Monthly Adventure UpdatesKeep the adventure alive!

Don't miss the excitement - Get monthly updates from Adventure Sidecar!

%d bloggers like this: