Thursday, November 26, 2015
Canoe Building: finishing stripping the hull
This is a really exciting point, because you can really see the canoe actually there, complete with the curved and rounded hull! Once you've fitted the last strip, step back, take some pictures and grin and soak it all in. There's still more work to be done, but you've hit a major milestone!
Use the clamping jigs to help push the strips into place.
Use packaging tape to help pull the ends of the strips in to the hull where clamps and jigs won't fit.
Dry fit your angles on each strip before applying glue.
Have a chisel at hand to help trip the strips if needed and you've already applied glue.