Sunday, 27 July 2008

Stem plates

Now on to securing the ends with stem-plates.

First Setting up the Japanese saw with a stop and sawing
out to help with chiselling the recess for the plates.

Then on to cutting the plates and planning them to fit the slot.
After that the upper surface is planned and filed to make a
nice transition between the gunwales and the cutwaters.

Finally the plates are fixed in place with dowling and trunnels.

Then the plates are trimmed and planned on the edge
and the whole piece is sanded.

Both plates in place and sitting pretty.

Next up the masik, the last deck beam.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Adding the chines and finishing the Hull

Now to finish the hull. All that is left the stringers/Chines that sit either side of the Keelson.
First I have to plane the last 1.2m, tapering down 3mm
on each side.

Then onto strapping the chines to the ribs and finding the
right lay.

Next shaping the chine ends to fit against the stems.

Then its a running lash down each chine and then
lashing each pair together
and each end.

Finally the frame Hull is ready. I am really happy
it and heres a few pictures at different angles.

Next, flipping the kajak over and working on the plates at the bow at
stern to secure them.

Side project Part 1

I thought would get going with my greenland paddle so I can try and have both
finished at the same time.
The planes I am using are from Chuck Holst
the video at carvegp.

Here is the first part complete, the blades
feathered out from the blank.

Next I have cut out the main outline and sanded to the lines.

Next up marking out the bevels and angles
for the final shape.
More to come....

Friday, 11 July 2008

Stem Watercutters in place

Next up is getting the Watercutters in place.

First I drilled two sets of holes and lashed the boards to
the gunwales. I was surprised how stable the plates sat
after just the lashings.

Next the keel is clamped into position and a line to strung out
to check that everything is nice and aligned.

The keel is joined at both ends with doweling wedged
at both ends similar to the trunnel I used earlier. Finally
the keel is sawn and sanded to the right shape.

Here's the bow plate.

The view from the stern.

And from the bow.

Next up lashing the keel to the ribs and also
lashing/fitting the chines beside the keel.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Little update

Next up the stem-plates. This took alot longer than I thought, lots of options to
think about.

The stern plates notch is sawn out, a bit more marking out

Both plates sawn and sanded.

Both plates clamped in position and ready to be fixed
into position.