In 2009 we tried something new - one "Advance Program" going on at The Bark Canoe Store while other activities were
going on at the same time. In this case One student was from
North Dakota and the other South Korea. Here is their experience.
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Building platform inside canopy with building frame.
Laying out the bark. The canoe had a 3 sheet hull plus side panels.
Weighting down the frame with rocks.
Wetting the bark prior to bending.
Marking the bark for stitching
Prepping stem pieces for splitting and bending with hot water
Splitting stem pieces
Bending stem pieces
Inserting banding strip outside of stem piece prior to lashing
Inserting bent ribs with temporary sheathing
Allowing ribs to dry inside the canopy
Binder in place while ribs dry
Inserting ribs with permanent sheathing
lashing on the caps
Lashed stem piece
Finished canoe prior to pitching
Interior of finished canoe
Prow of finished canoe prior to pitching
Builders and instructor sign the canoe
Proud builders displaying their canoe
Admiring their work
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