Learning Curves 9

The canoe hull is complete, fiberglass and epoxy inside and out; outwales, inwales, decks, and thwart.  All the essential pieces are in place, and I can still throw it over my shoulder and walk comfortably, with the double paddle tucked inside.  23 pounds, with the paddle.

There’s still a bit of sanding and epoxy to make the hull absolutely fair, and I intend to paint the outside.  Maybe varnish, but there’s a quart of my favorite indigo enamel on the shelf, and paint is so much easier to maintain.

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So, I have accomplished what I set out to do six weeks ago, which was to take the wood from a pallet that was definitely in the waste stream, and turn it into something useful and beautiful.  Now, it will be going into other streams…

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About michaellangford2012

Timber framer, boatbuilder, dreamer, writer, musician; collector of books, tools, aphorisms. "There is nothing, absolutely nothing…half so much worth doing…as simply messing about in boats."
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