Hi friends.

Here is a video showing me scrafing 5 cm strips of 2.4 meter long plywood.

I do it on my table saw. I use a piece of wood to get the desired glue angle. After some initial trials I found the way.

8 stripes build 5 cm of the planking. So far I can do the boat round in one day. In 5 days its 25 cm high.

Below one picture. Click once or twice to enlarge.

The table saw used for scarfing behind Exlex to the right of the green bandsaw. A pile of stripes rest on the jig redy to be used for progress

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind


I have now two stripes of 5 cm planking all around Exlex the Canoe Cruiser. The second was a bit more easy as I had the first one as support. Also I had learnt a bit how to handle the pieces. The plywood is 2.4 meters long hence a lot of scarfing, 3 on each stripe on each side. 12 scarfing so far, but I am learning. It goes better and better.

Below a photo, click once or twice to enlarge.

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind


Hi Friends.

Today with the help of Peter we cut 2 sheets of 15 mm birch plywood into 5 cm strips. 6 cm was the original idea. I cut one 6 cm strip with the jigsaw to test the bending. It worked and I cold have bent it more with some force but take it easy. Therefore 5 cm was decided. It was easier to twist and less angle to twist.

Not a good idea to glue the planking to the molds. Previusly I put tape on the frames to isolate from the glue. Today I split PVC hose. That will also be kinder to the real composite boat so I thougt I might as well test it now on the mock up.

Below one picture.

The photo shows one 5 cm strip of 15 mm birch plywood temporarily attached with clamps. Also a split PVC-hose on the stern to insulate from glue. On top of the molds the 2 sheets of plywood cut into 5 cm strips

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind