Thursday, December 20, 2012

Half done planking!

Spreading epoxy on to the boat in order to attach plank 3 on the port side. We had to work as a team.

We clamped plank 3 to the stem using a squeeze clamp.

  We used the claw side of the hammer as a lever to put the wedges in the plywood clamps.

We glanced underneath the boat & looked for gaps, if a gap was found it had to be clamped. Also, cleaned up extra glue.

We used a rabbet plane to cut the gain.
We prepped the boat for plank 4.

We spoke-shaved the rudder to make it hydrodynamic.
We used a power plane to flatten a 2" surface where the keel will sit.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Plank 3

We are planing the land for plank 3 to be glued on.

We are using the jigsaw to cut out plank 4.

We are spreading glue on plank 3 and the land of plank 2.

After we have spread glue, we are carefully lining up plank 3. 

We are putting on clamps and scraping up the extra glue. 

Clamps are in place and we wait for the glue to dry.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Plank 2 is on Port and Starboard and we were on the local news!

This week we were highlighted on Jet TV Action News in Erie!  The video is posted on our website.

We marked where the epoxy needed to go on plank 2 for the starboard side.

Spreading glue on plank two.

We clamped plank 2 on to the port side, while we waited for the epoxy to dry.
( We used over 40 clamps! )

We used epoxy to glue plank 3 together.

We used a spoke shave to plane a bevel in the land.
The land is the area that the next plank would be glued on to. 
Upper left, Jet TV is here talking to our Executive Director, Rich Eisenburg.
We used a rasp to bevel the frame.

We gave it 100 percent effort to build the boat to this point and we would like to thank Jet TV Action News for coming to our school and observing the work we have done so far.  If anyone else is interested in stopping by please let us know.  We hope we were a inspiration to everybody that has seen the boat so far.   
Thank you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Preparing the second planks

We cut the gain with a rabbet plane into the garboard plank at the stern, so that the second plank will be glued to the stem. We set up a fence to help guide the rabbet plane.

We beveled the frames with a spoke shave
We used a rasp to make the frames a right angle where the corner of the plank will sit.