I had posted this photo as a side bar in a post way down in the bilge and thought I would go ahead and bring it back up here (where is belongs).
This is the David Hazen canoe I'm building. Instead of using cedar I'm using doug fir. There is a few changes in the building method as outlined in "The Strippers Guide to Canoe Building". For one I started stripping from the gunwales instead of the football. The other thing is I'm doing stapless. I've been using clamps and duct tape. It seems to be working fine so far. Will let you know more as we go along. BTW I'm using a lot of duct tape.