Chris Kulczycki explains a technique that will help you build a sleek, handsome kayak for less than a few hundred dollars in less than two weeks and with little more than a jigsaw, block plane, hand drill, and a pair of pliers. It’s made using compounded-plywood construction to form the hull halves. Wood screws, staples, and copper wire ties are all used to hold pieces in place while epoxied joints cure. He covers the materials needed, how to make the hull panels, how to join the hull, and fit the deck. He talks about the coaming, seat, and trim, and how he finishes his kayaks. A detailed project plan and a glossary complete the article.

From Fine Woodworking #95