The Boat Kit

This is the boat kit, before assembly. The keel is in the log on the far left, and the boards are contained in the four logs on the right

The logs have to be debarked. There are proper tools for this job, such as a an adze and a debarking spud. We don't have them, so we're using a mattock and a spade.

We had to sharpen both the mattock and the spade, but we debarked the first log in about an hour

Splitting the Logs