I am confused about this. Did a search,here, not much info. I know that most canoe builders have a jig to bend up for the rise at the end. I think I've seen someone cut with a band saw the rabbit for the shape of the hull. The problem I have is that my gunwales are maple. I have some 16' maple but the width is by 8". Not wide enough for a rabbit cut. It looks like the original was a straight piece and steam bent the whole way as the grain follows the same on the hull. Is it possible to steam bend it on a full size jig and is that a something done often? What should be my best approach?