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We’re Building a Skin-on-Frame Kayak!
Volunteer Artisans Russ Parker and Andrew Major are building a Greenland-style skin-on-frame kayak in the museum’s new Living Tradition Gallery.  They’re working on the kayak Sunday afternoons at the museum, but I’ll be posting their progress, and Andrew’s photos and notes as they go.
Here’s a drawing of a similar kayak, so you have a sense of what they’re building:

Here are Andrew’s notes from the first weekend:

Day 1: Jan 21, 2012

Saturday afternoon couldn’t come fast enough this week. I always look forward to Saturday afternoons but this week was different. This week, and for the next several months I get to assist in the construction of a 17 foot Greenland skin-on-frame kayak! Read the rest of this entry »