The 4mm iroko thick strips are epoxy glued to the pre-shaped moulds. These will form the curved stems at both end of the canoe and join into the hog and keel.
Springing the curve to mark the hull shape on the moulds
The moulds to form the exact hull shape at each of the stations are marked out, in this case on 9mm birch ply. These are then cut out on the bandsaw and will eventually be mounted on the building frame.