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Re: Strip: What did I do wrong here, and how can I

Rod,
I'm not using anything other than a small dab of hot glue to hold each strip to the forms, and I'm not forcing the strips to lay the whole way across the edge of the form - if shape dictates the strip it only touching the front edge or back edge that's how I leave it.

: Are you building without staples and using some form of jig to push
: the strips onto the forms like "L" or "C"
: shaped pieces of plywood. If you push the strip onto the form on
: the inner of middle edge of the form your strips will take an
: un-natural shape as the strip should hit the form on the outer
: edge or edge nearest to the ends of the kayaks. And if you
: started like this and then used bead and cove strips, each one
: in succession will follow the last.