Ralph Cioppa made use of what he had on hand in the construction of this Nimrod 12 skin-on-frame canoe. After bending the ash frames in his hot tub, he shaped them, then left them to form in a metal trash can. He used heavy cardboard for the station molds, to which he attached the frames and then the Dacron skin. Ralph then found an old cushion from a porch swing to use for a seat in the boat. His eight grandchildren will use the 11-pound Nimrod, one at a time he writes, on Walker Lake near their home.