Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Skin on Frame Canoe
Below is the selection of tools I used to make the scarf joint. This project so far has required very few tools, which is good for beginning boat builders looking to avoid a huge investment right away.
This is my simple form. It was originally a shelf inside one of those recycled canoe shelves made from the ends of busted canoes. The shelf didn't fit right, so I rescued it from the trash and drilled a couple of holes. I decided I was pleased with the curve, so simply used it as-is. I'll make a different form for the ribs since this is for a 38" wide Old Town, and my boat is going to be 32" at the widest.