Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:25 am
Kinda interesting, what he does with a pile of sticks, isn't it? I like it a lot better than what my old 5th grade teacher tried to do to me with just one stick.
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Mate, beautiful build ! Can you please post more details and piccies of your table saw scarfing jig. I am considering doing my next build as a strip stitch and glue.craiggamesh wrote:Beleive me Chuck, there was plenty of dust everywhere. I took the Kayak out once to get it wet during the build of the pirogue. I needed a break.
Back to the build:
Next, I fiber-glassed the outside. I cut a 6 oz piece of glass the shape of the hull panel and applied it to the hull bottom with a squeegee. The next day, I covered the hull and sides with a layer of 4 oz cloth. This is the first build I have used 4 oz on. Boy what a discovery. It is so much easier to use then 6 oz.
Then, I attached the outwales which were made of two layers of cedar laminated together. I used a 1 to 8 scarf joint to make pieces long enough. I cut these with a scarf joint jig I made for my table saw. I chose to have these extend the entire length of the boat. After the epoxy set, clamps were removed and it was sanded to shape.
Ends sanded round. This is just to show the rounded end. This photo was from later in the build after I did the end pour.
A simple Scarf jig that rides in the slot on my table saw to scarf the gunwale strips The visible pencil line was from my brain fart when I accidently drew the wrong cutting ratio:
Then there were 3 or 4 fill coats of epoxy. I can't remember.