Today I put poly on the yoke and paddles. Also started weaving the seat. I need to poly the thwarts and yoke and find a place for them to dry. I chose to hang them. Cup hooks work well.
To get the paddles ready I need to sand them too.
With those hung I start with the poly. I did the small pieces first.
Next is the yoke. The wood for this is Yellow Birch and the poly really brings out the grain.
Here you can see the poly really shines on the paddles.
While the first coat is drying I may as well start the seat. Here are the tools I need for the job.
This is how much I got done before lunch.
And here is where I’m at when I quit for the day.
I gave everything a second coat of poly before I went in, this was Saturday. This morning I went out and started in with the weaving. I got this far by lunch time.
I have a few loose ends to tie off after lunch.
It’s now the end of the day and the seat is done. The paddles are done, and the small woodwork is done also.
That’s all for this update, next will be fitting the seats. Then poly the whole canoe, that’s when you know you are getting close to the end. I will try to do more in the next couple of days. See you then.
-- Jeff in central Me.