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Supplemental Glue Strips

Tutorial: Supplemental Glue Strips

Additional gluing surface

Adding additional gluing surface

Adding additional gluing surface to the frame edge for maximum adhesion of strip to frame is necessary for a strong structure.

Monocoque structure

The basic structure of hollow wood boards is called semi monocoque, and is the same type of structure used in aircraft construction.

Frame edge (supplemental) gluing strips

Frame edge (supplemental) gluing strips

Frame edge (supplemental) gluing strips can be added at different points in the process. In this photo you can see the added glue strips have been partially added to the frame.

Cross Frame and spar gluing

Cross Frame and spar gluing

Each cross frame and the full length of the spar should have small strips glued to the edge of the frame.

Uses for scrap pieces

Uses for scrap pieces

After some of the deck strips have been milled and the first strips for the deck have been laid out and cut to rough lengths, you will have some scrap pieces of stripping left over that can be used for some of the supplemental gluing strips.

Adding the supplemental gluing strips

Adding the supplemental gluing strips

You can add the supplemental gluing strips before you assemble the framework but this approach won’t allow for the use of “scrap” strip material and will consume more material.

“Full shape” gluing strips

“Full shape” gluing strips

Supplemental gluing strips can be cut “full shape” but consumes a great deal of material.