Opelu Canoe – Cutting And Assembly

Here I’m cutting the long planks to form the sides of the canoe cutting_panels02

 

The finished planks. Each piece is shaped differently and when stitched together will ‘shape’ the canoe.

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Stitched together with plastic cable ties

I experimented with hanging the canoe to let gravity determine the fore and aft rocker.hanging_canoe03

Later I added a box frame as the sides were ‘flapping’ around.

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The canoe glued together!