Well again it has been some time since my last post but I have accomplished quite a bit in the last couple of months. After finishing ripping all of the strips, next was the milling of the cove and bead on each strip. I set up my router first with the bead bit, then the cove. WHY? Well the bead can take more abuse than the thin edges of the cove so it is best to do that first.
Here is a video of the milling.
Installing the first strip:
The next step was putting on the first strip. Using my newly sharpened block plane, I planned down the strip so that it would bend nicely to the shape of the boat.
I also added a couple of 3M products to my list. One was a 3M half face respirator with the P100 particulate filters installed. I used this when ripping and routing the strips so I didn't have to suck in the cedar dust. The next was a 3M hot melt applicator (glue gun) and 3M hot melt glue. So counting these as 4 different products brings my total 3M product usage up to 16. Pretty good for being 1/3 of the way through.
|Hot melt applied to the back side of the strips to hold them to the forms.|
Now I continue placing strips on as I have time. It is actually kind of fun as it clears my thoughts as I can focus on the task at hand. I've got plenty of details to post about strip installation so I will save that for next time. Hopefully soon. So far I have been pleased with my progress. It hasn't been too difficult so far. I have taken time, set things up correctly and once the steps are broken down, they go quite well.