Cedar Strip Kayak Building: Stripping the Deck on the Shooting Star Baidarka
Cedar Strip Kayak Building: I still have a lot of wood

Cedar Strip Kayak Building: A Weekend's Work

I put more deck strips on this weekend and also carved more on my King Island paddle, smoothing out the middle ridge and shoulder. The Gorilla Glue (polyurethane glue) foams up as it cures, leaving an ugly mess between the strips that looks like styrofoam. It's harder to work with than Titebond II, but it's supposed to be more tolerant of the higher temperatures that the deck may be subjected to on a hot summer all-day paddle.

Building the cedar strip Shooting Star baidarka. Photo Copyright ©2006 Andrew Elizaga

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