New Tools and detail work in progress

20 Nov

As I started to cut some thin strips of Mahogany I discovered I did not have a tool capable of doing a decent job.     I tried to avoid buying even more tools then I already have but the need for a band saw became apparent.    I looked into new, but decided to find a better quality used on Craig’s List.     While I didn’t find any top of the line band saws for sale this week, I did find a good buy on a Craftsman band saw along with a table saw and jointer/router at a very low price.   I picked up all three for 1/2 the cost of a new low end band saw.

This week I completed by new building jig, purchased my new “used” tools,  and did a fair amount of sanding and shaping.     Here are some close up photo’s of the work in progress.

Working on the Stem bevel.

Here is a detail of the building jig and bracing holding the keel in place.

Clear view of building jib and a bulkhead with cross spall attached.

I also started work on the Transom assembly.

Dry fitting of the transom assembly. A small dremel tool routed out the cut outs for a tight fit.

1 Comment

Posted by on November 20, 2009 in Building Stage


One response to “New Tools and detail work in progress

  1. Paula

    November 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I can’t wait to see it live on Turkey Day.




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