Greenland Kayak “Skin On Frame” Building Update March 19 – Start Kayaking

For this week’s Greenland Kayak building we were cranking up the steamer and bending green white oak ribs, sanding them smooth for entry and exit, then pinning them to the gunwale.  Next the bow and stern plates were cut from a pine three foot board nine inches wide.

Adding Ribs

Adding Greenland Boat Ribs

Boat ribs

Ribs Steamed and Bent Into Place

The Greenland kayak wood steaming equipment, normally a turkey roaster, worked quite well. There are two chambers, only one has been used so far. Four boats to date have had the ribs bent and pinned into place.

The Steamer

The Greenland Wood Steamer

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