canoe, part 6: planking and inlaid work

After the first plank is attached, glue is added to the cove of the strip and the next strip is attached. I used staples even though there are a number of ways to do it without, but I actually like the look that it gives, and it makes life a lot easier. I wanted some inlaid work and made some drawings, the design I came up with in the end was a result of the coincidence that I had some cherry wood lying around, that had the exact shape to fit into the strips. I think most people glue all the different parts of the inlaid work together first and then put the two or four strips onto the mold together. With limited space I went for a different approach and attached the pieces to the hull bit by bit, which worked well. Doing inlaid work is really easy, because in the area above the waterline and close to the centre of the canoe the bending of the strips is only  minimal.

much easier than one would expect: adding accent strips and decorative features to the canoe

much easier than one would expect: adding accent strips and decorative features to the canoe

and finished

and finished

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