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Blog entry by psolver1 posted 08-06-2008 07:15 AM 964 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One important lesson i experienced this evening is to sand your clamping blocks well before using them on the molds to clamp the strips. I was in the middle of gluing a strip on and clamping it in place when i received a particularly nasty splinter from one of the clamping blocks. Stopping to remove a splinter in the middle of a glue up is exceptionally inconvenient.

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I am using the old puppy dewormer syringe application technique for my strips, about 20 cc for a 17 foot strip seems to work out well.

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Then i use a paint brush from a set finely hand crafted in China that i picked up at wally world when i made some toys for Christmas. The brush speeds the glue evenly through out the cove and along the inner stem gluing surface.

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The strips are going on exponentially faster as i work out the clamping scheme.

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More to Come…

-- "No need to measure, just cut" Hans



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toyguy

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#1 posted 08-06-2008 12:27 PM

AS a guy that has always wanted to build a kayak, I find this blog of great interest. The pictures really help to understand the process.

I do have a copy of kayak building by Ted Moores….. the bible as most kayak builder tell me.

I will be watching your blog with interest…....

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 08-07-2008 06:47 AM

I’m looking forward to watching your blog too. I just bought a book on kayak building and plan to build one soon.

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#3 posted 09-03-2008 08:22 AM

You know what…those pictures just don’t do that boat justice. It looks so much better in person.
Great blog post Psolver…keep up the good work!

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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