Canoe All Stripped

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.

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