The rest of the port side went on with out a hitch. Tape is a good clamp. Got other projects for the rest of the week so the other side will have to wait for a few days.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Took a few weeks off this project in order to get the big boat ready for the water. Also started another mothboat for a fellow up in NY. The strips are going on nicely. I had to stop here because the bend at the bow was getting severe and I needed to let the glue dry before any more go on. I think I have enough strips to finish the deck. We'll see how that goes after the port side gets done.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
It always looks like you got a lot more strips when you cut them up. But just put them on the boat and they disappear from the pile real fast. I got 26 strips on. That's a good day for me. Two hour max is my work limit with strips. They get on your nerves fast and then you start to make mistakes. Besides, I ran out of glue.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A few weeks ago I got some cedar from Lowe's . Whenever I'm in the store I visit there cedar rack. They usually have a full selection of boards in most sizes. I look through the 6 inch wide pile and pull out all the best sticks. I look for minimum knots ans good color. I usually find one or two great boards. An 8 footer costs about 12 bucks. That's compared to a specialty lumber store that has clear cedar for about 4 bucks a foot. That comes to about 32 bucks for the same lumber. When it's cut up into strips you can't see the difference. The two boards gave me about 38 strips. I cut them 4 mil thick. I'll probably need two more sticks. I'm going to butt join the strips. Not going to do bead and cove. The curve is shallow, not like a canoe where you need the bead and cove to make the tight curve.