Voila,the seats are ready. I have been working on them at night or during glue cures,and they have come along well. Here is the middle one. The plans specify cut-outs on the ends of the seats;I added my own flavor of these cut-outs.
I have also installed both chine logs,and [...]
While I wait on the plywood I have been preparing the sheer clamps and chine logs,which I took out of 10′and 12′1x. I thus have had to –and the write-up in Getting Started in Boats assumes this –scarf pieces together for these fore-and-aft members. I am not a very steady [...]
I have begun gathering the lumber and hardware for the Peace Canoe project. It is,by the way,AMAZINGLY difficult to find appropriate plywood. Even specialty places around here –and while we are not a maritime center here in DC,we aren’t land-locked,either –seemed to have a hard time once “marine grade”[...]