Primary projects this week:
- Finish mid-hull, side- bark horizontal lacing on Tuesday
- BEND 21-FOOT, MAIN HULL BARK ON WEDNESDAY
- Complete inwale-thwart assembly and place in bark hull on sheer posts
- Carve cedar outwales and ash gunwale pegs
- Prepare spruce root (watap) for gunwale lacing
- Layout and cut birch bark scallops for gunwale reinforcing
- Make cedar wood-watap gunwale clamps
Remember there is a potluck dinner on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at EFS in collaboration with YMCA Camp Du Nord Singers. Birch Bark Canoe Project members are welcome to the potluck (bring a dish or food to share).
This upcoming weekend (Aug. 12-13) is Ely Folk School’s Canoe Country Traditions themed event. We will be working on the bark canoe both Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm. Saturday at 11 am -1 pm will be a focus on steam bending cedar canoe ribs. Everyone is welcome to participate throughout the weekend!
Here are some pictures of our ongoing Birch Bark Canoe Project 2017! (Click to enlarge)