After finishing the upper frame by cutting the tenon ends off and
sanding the ends flush its time for the feared "steaming of the ribs".
I made a steam-box out of a polystyrene board and joined together with
silver tape. I added a towel atone end as a opening and pushed some wires through
to make shelf's to keep the wood in the middle when steaming.
I then used an old kettle and our camping stove to produce the steam.
I have to say it worked really well and made the job a easier.
I also made the bending jig recommended in one of the books I following
this also worked really well.
I managed to bend all the ribs in an afternoon and very few breakages
a real positive surprise and a rewarding job.
Here's a few picture of the ribs in place.
From the bow.
And from the stern.
Next up sanding and pegging the ribs.