Building Strip-Planked Boats by Nick Schade

By Nick Schade

The 1st accomplished booklet on stripbuilding virtually any kind of small boat Strip-planking is a well-liked approach to beginner boat building, yet in the past there hasn't ever been a booklet that confirmed easy methods to use it for a couple of kind of boat. writer Nick Schade provides whole plans for 3 boats of alternative varieties (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy) and exhibits you step by step find out how to construct them. Written for all beginner developers, the ebook covers fabrics, instruments, and questions of safety.

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One useful form of manually cut tape is bias tape. This is just a fancy name for strips of cloth cut on the bias with the cloth, or at 45 degrees to the weave. If you roll out a square of cloth onto a clean cutting surface and start cutting at one corner heading diagonally across the square toward the opposite corner, you are cutting on the bias. Cut a few strips of the width needed and you now have bias-cut tape. The benefit of bias tape is that it conforms well to difficult shapes. With the fibers running diagonally across the tape, the fibers can move relative to each other like scissors.

It helps assure you only do as much grinding as necessary. This makes sharpening faster and easier. Since the goal is to build a boat, not spend your time with your 30 Figure 3-1. Sharp tools make just about everything quicker, easier, and more precise. You can do a good job sharpening your tools with sandpaper stuck to a piece of glass, or use waterstones as shown. The little jig that holds the plane blade on the right will shorten the time spent sharpening, or you can use the more sophisticated jigs shown below the stones.

This can be useful where you need long strips but don’t need the heavy strength of the prewoven tape. There are also some specialty machine-cut tapes, but they are hard to come by. One useful form of manually cut tape is bias tape. This is just a fancy name for strips of cloth cut on the bias with the cloth, or at 45 degrees to the weave. If you roll out a square of cloth onto a clean cutting surface and start cutting at one corner heading diagonally across the square toward the opposite corner, you are cutting on the bias.

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