Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Bottom Gets Stitched

Today I started fastening the bottom to the sides to make a complete hull. I had to move the kayak off the table and onto sawhorses since I have to get underneath/inside to feed the wires through the holes (and tiny holes they are!).

The first picture gives an idea of what it will look like once it's stitched. The second shows some of the detail that I'm having to work with: 3" pieces of copper wire, fed through 1/16" holes. With each wire 4" from the next one, my 18' (almost) kayak requires a total of 270 little pieces of wire. Times like this I'm glad Mom taught me to knit to teach me patience.

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