In which a canoe is built, its progress described and photographed.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

3. Cutting Out the Forms

I have finished cutting out the forms, and there is a certain satisfaction in seeing them stacked, showing the eventual shape of the canoe.

After roughly cutting the forms out of the 4x8 sheet of MDF with my little cheap jigsaw, I took them to my dad's woodshop and used the bandsaw to finish them. If I could do it again, I would nail each primary form (the one I drew) to its blank, and cut them both at the same time. (Instead, I cut out the primaries, and then traced them onto the blanks, which took longer, and was less precise.)

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