June-part three-A New Bark Canoe born
After looking at my 4 bark canoes, I've decided I have to try harder at selling 2 of them. So look for a post on these later this month. I'll tell some stories about these boats too. If any of you know of anyone interested send them my way please.
Today is the first day I've felt like getting going on production. April and I have been teaching a bunch and I can't do both. This week I'll be doing one of my last big spoon carving workshops then on to production of bowls and spoons. After Robin's visit I've decided to build a better lathe that will stay put and stay set up. I also reforged all my hook tools after learning a few things from Robin. This is SUPER exciting stuff for me. Today I build the lathe and turned a little bowl to get the kinks worked out. I'll be sourcing some wood this week and turning. I can't wait.
Oh yeah I've also been on antibiotics for Lyme's disease. I'm at the end of the run of medication and feel pretty good. I'm drinking a lot of plain kefir to get my biome back on track. You gotta feel good after kefir, right?
I have a few thought provoking things to write about but heavy stuff will have to wait.
Here's the photos-
|Robin hewing the thwarts|
|canoe ready for ribs|
|ribs in-first fit|
|adding some pressure|
|ribs in with sheathing.|
|Canoe ready for some hot water|
|trims pretty good|
|Robin and JoJo having a blast|
|JoJo carving spoons|
|lashing the ends|
|pitching the ends|
|finishing up the caps|
|finished canoe-second launch|
|new lathe under way|
|ready to go but needs a tool rack|
|with tool rack|