For this post I decided that I would display a lot of pictures. I feel that previous posts have been lacking pictures so without further ado, here they are.
|The first strip.|
I used my hand plane to remove the bead from one side.
I installed the first one cove side up and held it in place with hot melt.
|The second and third strips. Between the strips I am using 3M Blue Painters Tape.|
This helps to squeeze the glue out and it removed easily. Of course, as mentioned in previous posts, I
am using 3M wood glue for the strips. I apply this down the bead.
|Just enough clamps.|
|A close up view of the clamp block holding the strips to the forms.|
|A view from the opposite end.|
|Up to about 9 or 10 strips at this point.|
|The Keel Strip installation. This one has taken some fitting to install.|
By the time my next post rolls around I hope to be complete with the hull and then moving on to stripping the deck. The anticipation of the first paddle stroke in the water keeps building...