Making Chips and Taking Names

Thin is fast and we are quickly getting thinner. Yesterday was spent building new frames for each station that would span the sheer so that we could clear out the hull in preparation for hollowing. With these beams in place, a pair of dueling compass planes tore down the length of the canoe today as we removed excess material from the logs. Since the hull was already at final thickness where we had initially laid frames, we were able to fair between these points and maintain proper thickness. With an initial skimming of the interior complete, the hull is looking primo.

With a day of power planing under our belt, we will go back through to take care of any unruly portions before moving onto sanders. Then when we are through with fairing we will begin to lay out the centerboard trunk.


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