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Strip Planking 07: Stripping a Wooden Kayak [video]
Nick Schade writes:
In this video I am continuing with the stripping on the side of the kayak. Because of the fairly plumb bow and stern of the microBootlegger design, these strips run straight of the ends. This makes the stripping fairly straight-forward as there is no shaping involved beyond the rolling bevel.
I show a quick shot of how I estimate the bevel angle as I proceed down the length of the boat. The numbers at each form are just a quick reference so I can keep track of where I am in the beveling process.
Finally I installed an accent strip. This strip is curly maple and the board was shorter than the boat so I have to join it together end-to-end. I do this by cutting a quick butt-joint and then gluing the joint with Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. A quick spritz of the accelerant sets the glue up and it is ready to install.