Finally getting my new shop to myself after the contractor that is doing renos on our house clears his mess out...we won't get into how I feel about that particular "space invasion"! Anyways, I have a beautiful 16' Greenwood that I will be working on as my winter restoration project. It suffered a snow laden tree limb falling on it a few winters ago (before I got it) so needs a few new ribs, planks and a couple thwarts. As well as new varnish and canvas. Nothing particularly difficult, just basic stuff. I love the lines of this boat so I plan to make a building form from it and build a few copies. Which leads to my question. All you folks out there that make forms from existing canoes (that needed repairs as this one does). What is the sequence you like to follow to complete both projects? Would you restore the canoe then take the lines and build the form? Or would you proceed the other way, take the lines, build the form then use the form to assist in the repairs? And why did you choose the method/sequence you did. I have my own ideas from restoring antique classical guitars and making copies of them but I'd like to hear others opinions and experiences.