Wednesday, September 15, 2010

sheer strip

I just installed the sheer strips. The sheer strip is the parting line between the hull and the deck. The kayak is upside down with the bottom of the hull pointing up.

You can click on the photo to enlarge it if you want to.

On the floor you can see the next strip to go on. I used two and a quarter strips and scarfed them together to get one strip long enough to go the full length of the kayak.

The five 1x6 boards are western red cedar. Look at the multi colored streaks in the wood. On Saturday I will saw them into 1/4 X 3/4 strips on the table saw set up in my last post.

The two 1x6 boards with the green painted ends are basswood. This wood is almost pure white in color. I will saw them into strips but they will not be needed until I build the deck.

The dark colored 1/4 x 1/4 strips are purple hart left over from the wood duck. They will also be used in building the deck.

Special thanks to my beautiful wife Donna who put up with my grouchy butt and fixed this stupid computer so that I could post on this blog today. I would be lost without her.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

table saw

Here are some photo's of my table saw. Here it is set up in the man cave but I do most of my sawing out in the driveway. That keeps the saw dust outside and not all over the house.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Strongback & forms

This is the strongback with all the forms attached. This is a very challenging process but it makes you feel good when you stand back and look at it.

Tomorrow I will flip it over and get it ready to start laying cedar strips on the bottom.