It is a Rainy day today, so Paul and I decide to put a few more strips on the canoe.
Where we ended last time:
We take off all of the clamps and the blue painter’s tape and the strips are glued to each other. The blue tape worked!! Time to cut off some of the excess strip(s).
We trip the strips on both ends of the canoe.
There is a lot to think about putting on the first strip on the other side…much humming and hawing, measuring and trying it out. The bevel on the stemposts is not quite right and we mix some sawdust with the Tight Bond and glue on the first strip.
After we put the first strip on, we begin to glue up the next two.
We see that one of the station forms is a little shy of the natural bend of the strip. We do not force the strip to the form.
We glue up the three dark strips.
We glue up the accent strip:
Again, we are using blue painters tape to hold the strips together while the glue dries.
A bit of painter’s tape provides enough friction so the clamp does not slip.
End-on view. Looking very symmetrical!
We decide that Five strips are enough for today. We will try to put on a couple of strips every night this week and may be done by next weekend.
Good paddling to you, Well, I will still be rowing.