Here are some pictures I took as I built my Expedition
Single. These show how I create the graphic patterns with
the strips. In this case I used redwood, western red cedar and
clear pine. The pattern is "solid" through the skin.
It is not layed on the surface. If you are interested in more
general pictures of strip-built construction look here.
I layout the long strips of the pattern first. Here I am using
a spring clamp to hold a strip while I "eyeball" the
In this pattern I had strips that cross the sheer-line. Again
the long strips were layed first and the sheer strip was shaped
to fit. I cut the crossing strips when I was ready to remove the
parts from the forms.
I then build up the strips that follow the pattern. The spring
clamp is now holding a joint tight while the glue dries.
Once the basic pattern is created I fill in the gaps. Here
I fill in with redwood from the sheer up.
Here I am almost done with the hard part of the filling. I've
got one last small piece of pine left on the lower left and two
larger areas in the stern. The section around the cockpit is fairly
easy because the strips only need fitting on one end.
Here is the finished product. Here
and here are more pictures.
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