If the strips are to be milled on the flat, you want a bullnose and a
fluting cutter of the same thickness as the strips. 1/4" is generally used
for strip canoes.
If there's any variation in the thickness of your strips, mill both edges
with the same face to the table and plank the boat with that face inward.
That way, all of the variation will be on the outside of the boat where it
can be dealt with in the fairing.
The nominal dimension of the
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> I have been reading and planning to build a strip-built kayak someday
> and I think part of the answer to your question is: The bead and cove
> size has to be the same as the thickness of the wood strips.
> That is to say, that you want a 1/4" bead and cove set for 1/4" thick
> strips. Use a larger size if you will be using thicker planking.
> Hope this helps,
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