Birch Bark Canoe Building Cont.
Almost done, I wish I did a better job at posting stuff, but it's hard to find the time for all of it. Here's the last stages of construction. put sheathing in and ribs back in, hammered ribs in to final position and attached gunwale cap. finished up some lashings...looks real nice...can't wait to pitch it and get it in the water. I'm always stunned by the brilliant methods of how the birch bark canoe goes together.Another birch bark canoe is born.....
|ribs laid out and waiting for sheathing to go in|
|hammering in ribs a bit- sheathing in place|
|After boiling water is poured onto hull ribs are hammered in a bit more|
|ready for pitch|
|Me with my helper|