Friday, April 26, 2013

Fillets 'n Oar, Sanding and More

We were sanding the fillets on the interior of the boat.  A fillet is a bead of epoxy that fills the joint where the planks meet. 
We were gluing extra wood on to the oars in order to strengthen the looms.

After securing the seat support down we used the ShopBot to trimm off the rounded edge to make it square.  Once it is trimmed it will be glued to the bottom of the seat.

We had to fix the seat supports because it wasn't properly secured to the ShopBot table and accidently cut into the seat support.

Still sanding...
We planed the oar square to the line.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flipping to a Hull New Chapter

We are cutting the profile of the oar out on the bandsaw. 

We painted our sheer strake blue. 

We lifted the boat off the moulds and brought it to the sailbags.

Rolling it over...

Lowering the boat to the cradle.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Prime Oar Paint

We were putting primer paint on the boat with a roller and tipping with a foam brush.

We were tipping out the bubbles to get a smooth finish. This is the first of two coats of primer.

The rudder, in the foreground, has been primed and painted.
We painted the first coat of the finish paint. The sheer plank has been taped off.  It will be a different color.
They're planing donated White Pine for the oars.

Friday, April 5, 2013

We are laying out the shape of our oars on a pine board.

Using a saw to cut the length for the oars.

We made a template for the curve where the keel transitions into the stem.

We are using a bandsaw to cut a fair curve on the template.

We used the Japanese Saw to cut the curve in the keel.