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Cedar Strip Kayak Building: It's The Real Thing

I finished the moon face last night, everything except the pupils. The last pieces of packing tape left a heavy residue of sticky stuff on the surface that was mixed in with excess yellow carpenter's glue. I tried sanding it off but it just gummed up the sandpaper. So I ran to Lowe's and got a bottle of acetone and rubbed down the surface. It got rid of the packing tape sticky stuff OK but softened up the yellow glue even more. I ended up scraping the entire surface with a scraper to get it all off. Then I slathered the whole thing with Elmer's wood filler and then sanded it all down by hand again. Then I taped blue painter's tape to the deck around the face to protect it and sanded the moon edge to fair into the deck surface.  Overall my method worked but next time I'll try to avoid sticking packing tape against the unprotected surface and limit the yellow glue to cut down on the sticky residue. Slathering the whole surface with wood filler wasn't such a good idea either because it ended up filling all the walnut grain with light colored filler which took a lot of sanding to get out.

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








Bruce L. Ivey

Beautiful work! Get yourself a bottle of Goo Gone, it's a citrus base product that works great on sticker and tape residue and is not too harsh.

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