I've so enjoyed watching your build, Eugene. Thanks for sharing and for paving the way!Well, I got parts #135 beveled and installed. The mini zip tie idea worked great! Tomorrow, I'll tackle the B059 strips on either side of the inner keel.
I got one of the #103 pieces beveled and installed and I'll do the second one and parts #102 tomorrow. It appears that parts # 136 are parallel to the bottom edge of parts # 102, so I'll do them after that.View attachment 223234
I wound up popping out the spacer ( waterway) parts, repairing the 3 broken one's. I'm not sure they will hold together because of the grain direction. But, if I have to, I think there is enough scrap from the sheets to make new ones from scratch.
After yesterday's dilemma of broken parts, I had a glass of beer, settled down a bit and decided what to do.
First I made some thin sanding sticks to work on the slots. I use 1/16" by 1/4" basswood strips. Got a whole bag of them from Midway Prod for $4.00. Using PSA sandpaper, I stuck some on one surface, parallel to a cut edge, rolled it over the edge of the basswood, making sure it was square, and onto the other surface, trimming it off flush. Makes two flats and one edge with grit, and one "safe" edge. That's the three sticks on the left. I buy PSA paper in several grits, both in strait rolls and in 5" disks for my power sanders, so I always have plenty of sand papers' The three on the right are aluminum extrusions and have a piece of "Slipstick" UHMW on them. Makes the sandpaper come off easier when it needs to be replaced. They have a nice handle to hang on to. I cut my own sandpaper to fit them also. The other one is an extrusion as well and have beveled edges. I make these out of wood too, in various widths, but the sandpaper doesn't come off so easy from them.
Tomorrow, I might make a curved narrow block to use to finish off the inside of the hull.
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Then, I went to work on the waterways to be used for temporary spacers. Sanding the notches to fit a piece of the scrap material from the frames, and cleaning up the char. Some time, getting away from the bench a couple times to keep myself cool headed, and another beer (or 2), and I got them done and installed. Whew, I deserve another beer.
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