|Terry and Alicia supervising the glue up|
|Rob uses a panel jig to square up the ends|
My brother has a complete wood working shop with many interesting tools, including some hand planes that he made from scratch. That is he made the
|Some of Rob's homemade tools|
|Cutting the layers on the band saw|
I drew the templates for the layers at home and printed them on my large format printer. I transferred the templates to the poplar wood. Rob used his Inca band saw to cut the layers.
|Templates for layers|
As each layer came off the band saw, I used a spoke shave to carve the flared end of the bows. The spoke shave works great for this type of carving. Rob made the spoke shave handle from a piece of Mesquite wood.
|Using a spoke shave to to carve|
the flared bow. Yes, Rob made the
With the bow and stern glued up, we ripped a piece of poplar to the exact width need to make the freeboard of the mid-body hull.
|We used the table saw to cut the transom|
Then we used the table saw and router to rabbet the bow and stern sections to accept the parallel mid-body.
We will carry the pieces home for the final finishing. The overall size is 60 inches long by 10 inches in beam.
|Rob looks over the hull as we wrapped up for the night|
|The rabbets for the mid-body pieces are |
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