For the past couple of weeks, I have been busy building a small wooden canoe. The prototype is J. Henry Rushton’s 10’6″ Wee Lassie. Every part of this boat is salvaged wood, the actual planking is from a pallet discarded by the furniture store down the street. Fourteen pieces of spruce, 1″x 4″x 6′, rough plain sawn lumber that with a bit of planing and ripping became close-grained quarter-sawn strips. Evan and I have become quite good at making up scarf joints with matching grain.
fitting the stem
the molds with ribbands four strips and a lot of clamps, beginning to look like a boat fitting the next strip while glue sets up on the last one. mold #1 nearest the stem, requires the strips to twist inward while making an inverse bend.
One of the many reasons this project is taking so long.