Soaked outwales; Clamped up
With a 1/4" drill bit, holes were bored every 2nd lashing spot. Left-over square dowels from the miniature canoe build were sharped to a point and pounded into the holes with my birch mallet. Square dowels pinch tightly in a round hole and held the gunwales
Drilling the peg hole; Square dowel peg
Pounding home with the mallet; Pegs all in
Soon it'll be time for the dreaded lashing phase where the gunwales will need to be stitched with spruce root at 2 inch intervals.