LOVES Wooden Canoes
Not sure if I still need a butterfly on top of that...
I'd have used tacks but was concerned with splitting up the rib tips, many of which had splits and other injuries already. The staples were fine everywhere except when I used them to temporarily maintain the lengthwise stretch near the tips, into the planking, when cutting the boat loose from the stretch. Tacks would have been better there.Whats wrong with my workshop?
I was thinking staples too but like the authentic approach of tacks. Me with an electric staple gun would end up with a Beagle stuck to the rafters by his ears!
Hang in there. Patience is the best power tool for canoe work. And it needn't be perfect, mostly just needs to float without falling apartI wish I a looked at this threat before I had started working on my grandfather canoe. I think I can still get it all together.
Do you know someone in the Hamilton, MA area who I could talk to?