vendredi 10 avril 2009

building steps of a model birchbark canoe







The finished canoe

Step 1: Preparing building frame, cedar sheating and ribs

Step 2: Gathering a suitable piece of bark ( winter bark in this case)

Step 3: Weighing down the building frame onto the bark on the building bed

Step 4: goring and folding the bark around the building frame
Step 5: Pegging inwale and outwale to the right heigth

Step 6: Bending ribs

Step 7: Cutting and sewing the ends

Step 7 : sewing the gunwales with spruce roots


Step 8: Ribbing and planking the canoe