Cedar Strip Kayak Building: Using Duct Tape for Stapleless Stripping on the Shooting Star Baidarka
Cedar Strip Kayak Building: A Diamond in the Rough

Cedar Strip Kayak Building: Looks like a boat!

Building the cedar strip Shooting Star baidarka. Photo Copyright ©2005 Andrew Elizaga

Hey -- it's starting to take shape!  I'm still using red duct tape (3M brand). It doesn't leave the sticky residue unless you keep in on a long time (I remove it the next day). It sticks to the wood better than clear packing tape (which really only sticks to itself). Plus I can tear duct tape with my fingers. It also has a little stretch to it, so overall it's the better choice.

Building the cedar strip Shooting Star baidarka. Photo Copyright ©2005 Andrew Elizaga

After putting on four strips today I'm left with a little headache -- either from working too close to the wood or from the kerosene heater exhaust. I better find some batteries for that CO monitor I used to keep in the garage!


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