Re: My lawton tender thread. Plans arrived today
There's two schools of thought on the bead up cove up debate. Some like it one way others like it the other way. I did my canoe cove up. I may try bead up if I ever strip another canoe. Others (third school I forgot to mention) just skip the bead and cove and simply run a block plane to bevel the plank so there's no cove or bead, just planks that are beveled as they go on. Apparently it doesn't take long to develop the skill to work the rolling bevel into the plank as needed. If you're good at it, I can see that you'd save all the time spent running strips through the router table. Twice.
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