Great job Don! Nice recovery on the scratch built side.Method two of filler block construction:
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Now for those of you who tend to over sand, drop and break and generally screw things up here is how to fix things. Go through your scrap frame billets, I hope you saved them if not skip this process and go to liquor cabinet! Using table saw cut strips to width then to length and laminate together. Next is to cut the groove on the inside, this is done free hand so please no partying before attempting this!
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Top line is showing the final size I want and the bottom line shows where the curve or taper is going to start
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shaping has begun using belt sander
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Final shaping done, new block on the left and the old on the right. Final sanding and shaping will be done inside.
I have pictures of final product installed on ship but I seem to have lost them. I'll go look for them and be back, good chance I left them by the vodka bottle.