TRI to keep it WILD - Raising funds for Nature Conservancy of Canada

Sunday, May 11, 2008

More Strips...

I've been adding strips 2 or 3 at a time over the last week. I took Saturday off from working on the boat as I ran the Quicksilver 50km race in San Jose in the morning with 5,440 ft of elevation gain (3:51:58, 1st) and the legs were a little too tired/sore to be crouching down beside the canoe. But I was able to get a few strips on on Sunday.

This part of the process is pretty easy. I'm just starting to make the turn of the bilge and I can see how the strips are going to be twisted toward the bow and stern. The staples are holding fairly well but I used a few clamps on the latest strip to hold it tight to the forms.

In the second picture, you can see the flat grain accent strip that I am using on each side of the canoe against the rest of the end grain strips.


rappin' rise said...

congrats on the race! The stripping seems to be going very well for you :)

rappin' rise said...

hey Scott,
if you can't finish your canoe, maybe you can sell it unfinished for an outraging amount to an interior designer!