10.10.2012

Skin on Frame Kayaks

Yes, wood is Matt's thing.  But he's always been tempted to create with fabric.  Less dust.  Oh, and did I say he was a boat guy, too?  Way back, he found a book called Baidarka, by George Dyson.  This book became the source of a long fascination with skin on frame boats.   And back when I gave more creative gifts, I sent a copy of this book to Mr. Dyson to sign and send back.
This summer, he's built not one, but two for our children and one for himself.  
All the way from lashing the frames together...


Bending the ribs...


Sewing the fabric on...


and covering with finish...