Friday, October 17, 2014

Pretty Prepping

We sanded and cleaned the thwarts before applying a coat of sealer.  The sealer soaks into the grain of the wood and protects it.  We decided to finish the thwarts "bright" meaning they'll be a natural wood color when we're finished.
Notice the chamfer on the bottom of the seats, we removed some of the wood from the bottom of the seats to make them appear thinner.
Applying the sealer to the seats and seat supports.
This is our breasthook at the bow after we sealed it with the sealer.
We started cutting out kabes with the band saw.

We were sanding the boat, prepping for primer.

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's Hip to be Square

We clamped the rouths onto the inwales and used a pencil to mark where we had to cut them out.
Then we used a mortising machine to cut out square holes so the kabes would fit through the holes.
Next, we used the jigsaw to cut the rouths.  This removes the wood between the two square holes, making it rectangular.

Now we are using the router to round over the edges of the rouths.
Finally, we glued the rouths into place and sanded them even with the side of the boat.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Back to Work, BOSSES in ACTION

We put epoxy on the inwales.
After we spread the glue, we began to clamp the blocks for the inwales onto the skiff.  
Now we're scraping up the excess glue that squeezed out from the clamping.
Next, we used a jointer plane to even out the inwales with the planks of the skiff.
Then we started rasping the frames so the last piece of the inwales would fit.
We used a jigsaw to rough out custom sanding blocks for the breasthooks.  These will be used to sand the curves in the breasthooks.
After we roughed them out with the jigsaw we used a band saw to cut to the line.
IN ACTION!! After creating custom made sanding blocks, we used them to sand the curve in the breasthook.
At the bow, we glued plugs in to cover the screws.
FINALLY!! We glued in the last part of the inwales into the boat.