I am new here it’s my first post. A bit of background on my self, I did a strip kayak about 15 years ago, and I build some R/c Helicopter fuselage from scratch. So, I am pretty good at fiberglass and carbon fiber. Here is some picture of dose projects.
Now for this years project, I will be building the teardrop from plans, and decided to do it as an hybrid, going to do the center section of the roof (part no 1 ) out of strip of red cedar and the balance of the build as per the plans.
Hi Ken, It wont be made out of plywood for the cedar part , it is going to be made out of 6 mm cedar strip , I bought two 2 x 10 x 13 feet long plank of cedar yesterday , if tie permits I will Start cutting the today.
Have a look at this video, at 1minute he will explain the techinic used .
in the “normal” build, once two abutting panels are installed in the mold, you apply a strip of 3″ fiberglass tape then epoxy, to hold the panels together until the “big” fiberglassing job is completed on the outside. what are you planning on doing to hold the cedar strips together? narrower strips of fiberglass at each joint, or waiting until all the cedar strips are installed and stitched together, then use a wider sheet of fiberglass?
I will be gluing all of the strip to each other and stapling them to the mould until they dry. After everything is dry I will remove the staple exept for the ones on each side were the side panel will be tied with wire , and in the center the top vent is going to be . after that I will cover all of the roof wil fiberglass not only 3 inch strip.