Just a few fill-in strips are needed to complete this end. Use for thwarts, decks, paddles, interior furniture. Build bead and cove, and Stemless, if at all possible! Red Cedar Color mostly light pink with some dark sections. It's like leaving an abandoned puppy at the pound!
My First "Stripper "
Sand the surface to which the rail will attach Yoke is ash varnished. Perhaps a third as much. One side should be planed. Chris Drew built the new Chestnut Kruger and sent us these pictures of the Launching.
Mahogany Canoe by Sue Spray, DVM
Many builders strip one half of the football, cut the excess along a straight line, and then finish the other half. Yes, teak is heavy, but it is basically water and weatherproof, and I like how it looks with the cedar; most makers recommend ash and lighter hardwoods. Running a rolling bevel for this part of the build is less aggravating for me, at least. My primary mistake has been not having the sheet pulled taut; this is most difficult when doing the inside due to the concave shape. The left side of the picture above shows how smooth the hull will eventually look against the roughness of the right side of the hull. By rolling your own so to speak, you can easily cut the cost in half, that includes buying the tools. You will have consistent glue lines without voids, and alignment is easier.
Thicker strips are hard to work and will not add significant strength. Construction took us about 15 months Feb 03 — May 04 with an approximately five month hiatus last summer when we were too busy with other things to make much progress. You can also acquire everything as a kit less the strongback for about twice the cost of the raw materials. It is helpful to have at least one extra sacrificial strip on the outside of this bend, as the outermost strip tends to tear out and get damaged by the C-clamps. Will send you pictures with her in the water. Last spring I purchased from you the kit to build the Bob's Special canoe. Hold the handle high and pull not back-and-forth with the blade angled.