linseed oil , turpentine bath before steaming

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  1. jeffg219
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    when i pulled the ribs out of the canoe i did that twine hold , even layed the ribs on plywood with nails on sides to keep the u shape. the problem was the ribs need lots of twist to lay against the planking, mostly the stern and bow. two days outside the boat was a huge mistake, the white oak ribs dryed out , no flex left. on my next attempt the ribs are coming out of the steamer , clamped in the boat and riveted home..

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