Sunday, December 9, 2012

Four more on the floor


I won the scarfing lottery today. My router jig, which has been problematic in the past, worked flawlessly. Bingo, eight sheets scarfed at once in about half an hour. I must be living right.


It's just a matter of stacking the boards at the precise scarfing angle, affixing them in place, then setting a melamine ramp on them that has a slot for the router. Here we are about two-thirds of the way through.


Once the routing has removed the overburden, it only takes a minute or two with a belt sander to smooth out the bevel. Then glue them up.
Here are the two 3/8" layers of Moe's floor: five feet wide, sixteen feet long. I wonder where I will put these while I get the rest of the boat ready? They are mighty awkward.


These are the two layers for the sides of the boat--a 1/4" and a 3/8" ply. Each of these will supply the wood for both sides of the boat, the sides being only eighteen inches tall.


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