April 04: The
hull is done except for the skeg, so it's bonding time.
That's how I see the hands-on work, which will take at
least half of the total time, to shape and sand the boat
into its final form, with the hands-on work of epoxying
and painting thrown in.
took three hours to trim the bottom flush with the chines.
I could have done it in a flash with the belt sander,
but I wanted to become more acquainted with the wood,
and I wanted to avoid the sore throat that comes from
making a lot of wood dust in the basement. The bc pine
has a hard/soft grain like fir, so the hand work, done
with block plane, large file, and large rasp, is still
uneven and will need to be finished with the random-orbit
went to ClarkCraft
to get a gallon of epoxy, which will be more than enough
to finish this project, and the next, too, I hope. I also
picked up a quart of boiled linseed oil and a quart of
turpentine. Plus more of the Elmer's exterior glue, and
a bunch of throw-away paint brushes (which I actually
try to reuse by cleaning them with acetone).
spend so far:
Add three hours for the trimming of the bottom piece,
for a total so far of 22 hours.
so far: Going into today the coast was $131.12.
Add $12 for the linseed oil, turpentine, and some of the
brushes. for a total now of $143.12. I''ll add an amount
for epoxy when I see what I end up using.