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Monday, January 10, 2011

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program: Steaming and Bending

This past Saturday, in the AFAD Program, volunteers and participants steamed and bent wood for the Rushton rowing skiff.
Model of the Rushton Rowing Skiff.

Homemade steam box.

Volunteers and program participants get into place to bend the wood and clamp it down.

Volunteer Mary Sue Treynelis tightens the clamps as the wood is curved.

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