Basic "stitch-and-glue" manual this manual describes the building of a small boat by the "stitch-and-glue for stitching use 16 or 18 gauge copper or aluminum. Stitch-and-glue construction, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building. this. I also cut stringers from planks using the same table and skilsaw with a long aluminum straightedge only the stitch and glue. multi-purpose stitch & glue boat.