I started my first build recently. Started my strongback in February. I am building Gilpatrick's wabnaki. Other than his book and Canoecraft. I asked alot of questions on facebook under my wife's account. Jim Dobb directed me here and I gleaned a lot of info but have not posted so I thought I better thank everyone. I am at the stage of fairing the hull and while I made lots of booboos it still is looking like a canoe. I soon will be glassing it and I am really scared of that step. I used Jim Dobbs skill saw and router methods on my strips. That worked really well for me. Again I just wanted to introduce myself and thank you for the help you didn't known you were giving me.