Friday, September 25, 2015
Canoe Building: Setting up the forms
Putting the forms on is a really enjoyable process. It's where the first real glimpse of the canoe's shape comes alive. I lined the center line on the form up with the center line on the strongback, then used a level and the upper stringline reference to make sure it was straight and then firmly clamped the form to the cleat. Then I'd screw the form to the cleat with a couple of screws. I worked in from the ends and within an easy evening's work the canoe was in the workshop both hinting of the possibility and the amount of work that still remains.