July 2015

Made great progress (and even bigger mistakes) in July.

Made space in the garage.

“The clamps were all hung by the workbench with care, in hopes that a skilled woodworker soon would be there.” Nope, just me.

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Laid out the frame in the flattest place I had – the front porch.

Two pieces of ply are planed down (scarphed, to be precise) to make a stronger bond when joined end-to-end. Not bad, you know, for me.

Then I blew it all. Somehow, when I glued the two pieces together I managed to cram this scrap in-between!! You are truly seeing a master craftsman at work.

Do-over. Cut out the offensive joint, re-scarph, re-glue. Drew the shape of the bottom panel, cut it out and attached it to the frame.

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Pieces glued up to form the centerboard.

 

With saw, router and grinder, this big chunk of wood gets whittled down to a more hydrodynamic shape.

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Epoxy hardens very quickly in hot weather. Here I was experiment with freezing a layer of ice in-between the two cups.

 

Lots of progress in July, but it’s not a boat yet, still just a pile of parts.

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