10 February 2013

Canoe frame complete (2hrs)

I have spent a freezing cold morning binding all of the gunwale joints. Tedious job. I dabbed varnish on each binding to hold it in place. Sanded all of the frames and took her outside to photograph. She looks straight and symmetrical which is the important thing. Some of the lines of the stringers are not all that fair.

Really very light. I can lift the frame easily with one hand. The skin, varnish and resin will add a few more kilos, but it should still be very light to handle. The whole of the framework needs varnishing before the linen fabric is applied. I need it  to be a bit warmer before I do that.

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