Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tech Tip Tuesday

On Sunday night's post about stretching canvas, I was a bit light on detail. There are, however some excellent resources for detail.

Two of them are books. One is by Jerry Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow and is called The Wood and Canvas Canoe. Another book is by Jerry Stelmok and is entitled, Building the Maine Guide Canoe. Both titles are widely available from places like the WoodenBoat Store and the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association's (WCHA) online store.

In these books are some places to find materials that you will need for the job. In particular, the canvas, brass tacks, stem band and filler. There is also an excellent list of suppliers over at the WCHA. I would be remiss in not mentioning that WoodenBoat offers an excellent school where you can take classes (see my earlier posts on the topic) and many builders offer both building and restoration instruction at their shops for a fee - very often all you need to do is ask.

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