So I’m following Cape Falcon Kayak’s wonderful video course in skin-on-frame kayak building, and it’s coming together fast! I only put in time in the evening after dinner, and it feels SO nice to finally not watch tv and make something in the shop. Working with cedar and (mostly) hand tools is so gratifying. In this sequence, which took me 3-4 evenings, I peg the gunwales together with dowels, cut tenons into the deck beams ends, fit them into the gunwale mortises and peg those, too. In the next sequence I’ll steam-bend the ribs, tie on the keel and stems and the frame with be finished and ready for skin!
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