Jayne's Rowboat Rocker #2: Sizing up the Sides

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Blog entry by captkerk posted 12-15-2010 08:45 PM 4328 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I did a bunch of sanding on the rib assemblies, back and bottom. I then did a clamp together assembly (with help from the wife) to make some layout marks to determine the size of the sides.

I used some leftover Luan plywood to make a rough shape for the sides since it was already pretty warped and thus a little easier to bend. I then transferred the shape to the 1/4” oak plywood for the finished piece and fine tuned the shape.

After I got one side shaped the way I wanted it, I transferred markings to the other and cut it out. Then I pattern routed the shape onto the second side using the first side as a template. Once the sides were clamped in position, I transferred marks to the rib uprights so I could trim them down.

The bow upright was marked for cutting as well and hopefully the next installment will have the basic shape complete.

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 11:55 PM

Looks like your ROCKIN and rolling now … man im cheesy

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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