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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by pumpkin, Mar 23, 2010.
Wood and rope seat
My babiche seat
That looks very good Here is my last week attempt at babiche seats. 1/8" leather cord, forty feet. The seat is rectangular and that made it tough. As you see, it is not an outstanding job but it is quite firm. One more to make and I might try your method.
Check out Mike Elliot's Canoeguy blog for this info on lacing babiche seats, http://canoeguybc.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/how-to-lace-rawhide-seats-for-a-huron-wood-canvas-canoe/
Thanks, that is a great site for babiche. For those like me who did not know, rawhide is different than leather. Rawhide stretches when wet and shrinks dry. Leather is tanned and will only stretch. I got my materials from Tandy Leather. Lots of selection.
Sorry but I don't see link to another site....could you post as might be of interest to others.
Though I did find this site re:lacing a canoe seat, http://knotworkn.com/Lacing.html#CanoeSeat
No worries....and I'm as good at forgetting things as anybody (I'd admit to getting "old" but I prefer to call myself "more mature" and I'll admit that sometimes I'm "memory challenged"....gotta be politically correct LOL LOL).
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