For my next poject, I had decided to try my hand at milling my own cedar strips. All went well, until I realized that I'd planed the strips too THIN. I could not rout a strong cove-the edges crumbled-no matter how I adjusted the bit router bit & fence. Another website about Strip Building said to mill the strips "a fraction of an inch thicker than 1/4"", but I think he meant more like 1/16 over. So I now have a pile of too-thin strips.
I also looked at Nick Schade's Guillemot Kayaks page. I wish I'd looked at it FIRST, because he cautions about the difficulty of milling good coves & beads. He also writes that you can also skip the bead-and-coves, and fit the strips by planing a Rolling Bevel as necessary. Has anyone done a strip build by this technique?