Re: Skipping The Stitches

Posted by John Short on Oct 7, 2005

I am with the same thought pattern with my first build, a Little Kate canoe. I would like to hear more about eliminating stitches all together. I like the idea of having it stitched, but hate the tought of leaving them in, and worse yet, taking the time to pull them all out after laying fillets and tapes. I have seen other sights and builders techniques where they will use short pieces of dowels under the stitch to ensure panel alignment then use a thick CA glue to "spot wield" between these stitches then when set, which is quick, they remove the stitches before doing the complete fillet and tape laying. Advantages/disadvantages? Or is it like opinions and rear ends, evreyone has 'em? Thanks for any input.

In Response to: Re: Skipping The Stitches by Mac on Oct 7, 2005