The holes in the form are there so that the clamps have something to clamp the stems to.
The forms start to look good, much like a skeleton.
Placing the last few strips over the stems. They will be trimmed and sanded later before the outer stem is applied. This gives 1.5" of ash to protect the ends of the canoe.
Once the sides are on, you have to fit the strips into the football sized opening. Cutting the strips for the center is difficult.
After adding the outer stem.
This is what it looks like with epoxy on the wood.
The outside has been sanded. The color will return once the varnish is applied.
Once the canoe has expoy and fiberglass on the outside, the canoe is taken off the forms. A few forms did not want to break off even though I waxed all the forms.
Placing the fiberglass cloth inside the canoe. Clothes pins are used to hold it up while the epoxy is applied.
Shaping the gunnels
Bending the gunnels. This did not work all that well. Steam would have been better.
Weaving the seats. This took a few hours but was well worth it.
The completed seat.
The final product.