Step Two

Here you see the two sidepieces of the hull already glued to the long strips of spruce that will also have the deck wood nailed and glued to it. The ends of those strips are being formed to be joined together. It's a little bit of a tricky compound joint to make. You just have to keep shaving wood off and checking until the fit looks good. The joint at this end is complete and clamped together. As you can see it looks pretty damned good. You don't want the boat to fall apart in the middle of the ocean. In the next step the bottom section of the hull will be stitched to this section, thereby completing the hull.


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