I'm refitting my woodstrip canoe. Im almost ready to install gunwales. Here's the situation: I have a lot of maple lyoing around that would be good for gunwales- tough if a liitle heavy. It's not long enough to make gunwales without scarf or finger joints, but I don't want those in my gunwales.
So, I'm considering ripping thenm into 1/8 strips and laminating gunwales. That way, I can overlap joints, and it will be very strong. I have epoxy left over from the glassing.
This fulfills one of my main requirements: CHEAP! Also, I think it would look cool.
Does anyone have experience with this? Any info would be useful.