Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bamboo canoes

So this wood class at Penland spent last week making canoes from plywood (ribs), split bamboo (shell), and plastic bags and spray adhesive (skin). They are meant to be somewhat ephemeral, but when they launched them in the North Toe on Friday, they behaved just like canoes.

Yeah, plastic bags.

Here's one during the skinning process. A student commented that this canoe has the Ingles advantage.

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