Soaking the roots

24 Sep

Monday September 23 was a day to get things ready for the big day of forming the birchbark.  Wayne and crew hauled bags of dried spruce roots to the wood shop and set them to soaking.

ribs soaking

The ribs have been soaking in the lake to make them good and pliable when needed.

bags of roots

Wayne had brought a supply of prepared spruce roots down to Madison in two large sacks.

roots soaking

One of the sacks was emptied into water to soak in preparation for the first sewing on the canoe.

golf tees

Wayne has found many ways to do his work: this bag of golf tees will play a role in a future step–stay tuned!

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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Building the Canoe


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