Hi, I am currently preparing to build the Aka's for my CLC Sail Rig. I am building from plans and have been looking for a cost effective way to build them.
I believe I have 2 options.
I could cut the Aka's out of 12mm Okume similarly to what a Kit builder would receive..... OR I can build the gig and use layers 1.5" x 1/4" x 12' wood(Pine is all I could find) like it says to do for plans builders. My problem is that if I buy the 1.5" x 1/4" stock then it will cost me about $100 per Aka in materials. To avoid this I purchased a quality 2x12x12 and planned to rip down 1/4" strips on my table saw.........wishful thinking. That didn't work out so well with my cheapo craftsman saw. I also do not have the 12mm Okume on hand so I would have to purchase that for over $100 too.
I would really love to hear your recommendations or cost effective ways to complete this project. Thanks, I look forward to your responses.