OK, I’m back from golfing and still have some photos left from yesterday. When I left off we had the inner framework of the top dry fitted. Now we can move on to the top and bottom sheeting of the torsion box.
Screw the top sheet in position, forcing the frame into square if necessary. Turn it over and then use a forstner or speedbore bit to mark the dog holes in it using the holes in the framework as a guide..
Next, mark the area where the wagon vice will go.
Then flip the whole thing over and screw the bottom on.
After removing the top repeat the marking of the holes and wagon vice location on the bottom sheet.
Now you can remove the framing and finish the holes in the top and bottom sheets.
I like to feel for the tip of the bit coming through and stop the hole. Then I finish it from the top for a cleaner hole with less chip out. If you don’t feel good about doing that, don’t. Just have a piece of scrap underneath the hole to minimize tearout.
I finished the holes with a little corner round because it is plywood and loves to splinter. If it were solid wood I wouldn’t do it.
That’s it for the top for now. We will get back to it after the legs are assembled. With a little luck that will happen tomorrow.
Thanks for looking in.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/