Teardrop build from plans
December 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm #1467
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.
I will be putting picture as the project advance.December 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm #1468frizParticipant
Very cool. Can’t wait to see your progress.December 9, 2017 at 7:23 am #1469
that will look fantastic! where will you source the 4mm red cedar plywood?
kenDecember 9, 2017 at 10:34 am #1470
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 .
RegradsDecember 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm #1471
I worked on it yesterday, There is a lot of wood dust to pick up this mornin in the shop, I cut 40 strips of red cedar out of the plank.
Here is the first cut strip, stil 39 to go.
Next step on the strip planing , bed an coveDecember 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm #1472
This morming I tape with masking tape all of the edge of the mold to prepare the receiving of the cedard strip. I dry fited one strip to the mold, and deceded to add to the molds some crossmemberDecember 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm #1473
this will be quite a project! keep us updated with photos.December 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm #1474
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?December 11, 2017 at 9:55 pm #1475
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.December 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm #1506
Hi Guy’s I have 12 strips installed untill now, I don’t have much time to work on it because of Christmas.December 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm #1510
Got a day off today I am up to 32 strips installed 6 to goDecember 29, 2017 at 12:06 am #1514Bob D.Participant
I don’t see any pictures since the December 10th post. Really interested in seeing your progress.December 29, 2017 at 12:28 am #1516
Thank , here is the last picture postedJanuary 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm #1528tbellengerParticipant
unfortunately the pictures aren’t showing up. Really want to see your progress!January 2, 2018 at 5:23 pm #1529
Hi Sorry I don’t know wy the picture are not showing up, I am doing the same thing for all of them. I posting a picture of the finish roof, tel me know if you see it?
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