Archive for April, 2010

Canoe All Stripped

Friday, April 9th, 2010

I finished stripping the canoe. Toward the end the bungee method did not work as well as I would have liked. I think that I will try clamps and wedges on the next canoe.

For the next canoe I am also going to cut the strips 1/16 thicker than needed and run them through the thickness planer, taking 1/32 off each side. I would do this both for the 3/4 inch cut and the 1/4 inch cut. I found that my strips varied a little bit in thickness from one to another.

I have started taking off the high spots with a plane and I will do the outer stems next. Between the inner and outer stem the bow and stern can take some punishment without breaking the canoe.