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Designs With Minimal Twist

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by RoadRunner, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Actually, there is usually no center hole. The football is stripped first and shaped at its edges before the side strips are applied, starting along the football's edges and working toward the sheer line. That is, assuming you calculate the proper widths of the football ahead of time by measuring toward the keel from a test-placed side strip. If not, then you can strip the sides first and then fill in the football, but it isn't very efficient and requires far more tedious beveling.

    This is what a typical football looks like - and if it offends anyone, they're usually just fish.

  2. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Many of the Minnesota builders, that I was acquainted with, subscribed to a Herring bone pattern, to fill in the football. They edge glued their strips, no bead and cove.
    This worked great, as it took the stress off the strips in the football, and they could use short strips. There was a staggered joint in the middle of the football, that ran from side to side. This would work with Walnut, but would still be a lot of fitting.

    My first canoe used a different Herring bone pattern. More of a staggered joint that ran down the middle, from bow to stern.
    Wish I had pics to show.

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
  3. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Can't say that I've ever seen this, but I've been away from strippers for quite a while.
    (Much rather play with W/C.)



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