Today I tried notching and bending a stick for ribs, but there was so little wood connecting the segments that I gave up and decided to just do the ribs in three parts. At the same time, I started refinishing an old wood and canvas canoe so I didn't finish the ribs but got far enough to work out how it will be.
|Side view of the stringer the top of which marks the elevation at which the rib sides will be trimmed. Ribs are roughly 5/8 by 1/2 inches.|
|The view from inside in the direction of the stern. Those ropes look so nautical.|
|Another shot down the center of the kayak. The first completed rib is visible. Tomorrow, I trim the rest and cut and nail the remaining center sections in place.|
|And the ribs near the bow. With any luck, this frame will be completed soon.|