NOMI Woodcraft

Welcome to NOMI Woodcraft, based in Freiburg/Germany.
We design and manufacture one-off custom made items of indoor and outdoor furniture and woodwork for your home.

Greenland Kayak Workshop

The Greenland Kayak of the Inuit is the origin of all modern kayaks. It is fast, strong, made for the rough seas and easy to roll. It is constructed in the traditional “Skin on Frame” technique and is gaining a comeback by ambitious Sea kayakers. The Greenland Kayak is always custom-fitted to the paddler. Last summer NOMI Woodcraft ran a workshop “Building the Greenland Kayak”, at the end the 2 Trainees were able to take 2 wonderful Greenland kayaks to the water. The kayak in the length 504 cm weights only 12,4 kg, the other in the length of 530 cm weights 13,5 kg.

NOMI Woodcraft offers individual workshops in building a Greenland kayak. These classes with a minimum of 3 students will be situated in the workshop in Freiburg, Schopfheimer Str. 2. Please call us for more informations.
Further links:
www.traditionalkayaks.com | www.traditionalkayaks.com
www.qajaqusa.org | www.qajaqusa.org

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marking the gunwales

marking the gunwales

marking the gunwales
marking the measurements oft he story pole

marking the measurements oft he story pole

marking the measurements oft he story pole
beveling the gunwale

beveling the gunwale

beveling the gunwale
routing the mortises

routing the mortises

routing the mortises
it looks already like a kayak

it looks already like a kayak

it looks already like a kayak
fitting the gunwales

fitting the gunwales

fitting the gunwales
the deck in his final form

the deck in his final form

the deck in his final form
Spanish windlasses pull the gunwales to the deck beams

Spanish windlasses pull the gunwales to the deck beams

Spanish windlasses pull the gunwales to the deck beams
the lashing pulls the gunwales together

the lashing pulls the gunwales together

the lashing pulls the gunwales together
the dowels lock the tenons

the dowels lock the tenons

the dowels lock the tenons
additional deck beam lashing

additional deck beam lashing

additional deck beam lashing
our handtools

our handtools

our handtools
after 4 days the decks are finished

after 4 days the decks are finished

after 4 days the decks are finished
steaming and bending of the ribs

steaming and bending of the ribs

steaming and bending of the ribs
the ribs are lined up by eye

the ribs are lined up by eye

the ribs are lined up by eye
sanding the coaming

sanding the coaming

sanding the coaming
bow and stern blocks getting in place

bow and stern blocks getting in place

bow and stern blocks getting in plac
attaching the keelson

attaching the keelson

attaching the keelson
rounding the keelson

rounding the keelson

rounding the keelson
Y-knot

Y-knot

Y-knot
installing the masik

installing the masik

installing the masik
the chines getting a fine tune

the chines getting a fine tune

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routing the recess for the stemplates

routing the recess for the stemplates

routing the recess for the stemplates
the deck ridges get into position

the deck ridges get into position

the deck ridges get into position
the finished frame of the Greenland kayak is made out of Western Red Cedar

the finished frame of the Greenland kayak is made out of Western Red Cedar

the finished frame of the Greenland kayak is made out of Western Red Cedar
floorboards and coaming

floorboards and coaming

floorboards and coaming
the ballistic nylon skin is stapled on the gunwale

the ballistic nylon skin is stapled on the gunwale

the ballistic nylon skin is stapled on the gunwale
the skin is fixed completely

the skin is fixed completely

the skin is fixed completely
the skin on the bow is getting sewed

the skin on the bow is getting sewed

the skin on the bow is getting sewed
sewing the skin on the frame

sewing the skin on the frame

sewing the skin on the frame
the skinned frame

the skinned frame

the skinned frame
drilling holes in the coaming

drilling holes in the coaming

drilling holes in the coaming
installing the coaming

installing the coaming

installing the coaming
the sewn in coaming

the sewn in coaming

the sewn in coaming
doesn’t it looks great??

doesn’t it looks great??

doesn’t it looks great??
the feet rest on the deck beam

the feet rest on the deck beam

the feet rest on the deck beam
the two Skin-and-Frame Greenland kayaks

the two Skin-and-Frame Greenland kayaks

the two Skin-and-Frame Greenland kayaks
first coating with PU-coat

first coating with PU-coat

first coating with PU-coat
the kayaks looking more Japanese

the kayaks looking more Japanese

the kayaks looking more Japanese
second coating

second coating

second coating
the finished kayaks with their builder

the finished kayaks with their builder

the finished kayaks with their builder
the deck fittings

the deck fittings

the deck fittings
the Greenland kayak can take a lot and weights only 12,4 kg!!!!

the Greenland kayak can take a lot and weights only 12,4 kg!!!!

the Greenland kayak can take a lot and weights only 12,4 kg!!!!
the Buddha eye on the bow

the Buddha eye on the bow

the Buddha eye on the bow
the two proud boatbuilder in their brandnew Greenland kayaks

the two proud boatbuilder in their brandnew Greenland kayaks

the two proud boatbuilder in their brandnew Greenland kayaks
the start into a new life

the start into a new life

the start into a new life