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Platform Detail: Note the stake holes and gunwale outlines from previous model canoes made using the same building platform. Since each canoe has unique measurements, new stake holes must be drilled for each new model. After a series of models, the platform acquires a "swiss cheese" look.

Building Platform: Note the countertop height (36") of the platform, which permits work either standing or seated on a bar stool. The 3/8" dowel "stakes," used to hold the bark in position for gunwale lashing, are longer at the bow ends and shorter near the center of the canoe.