Ray I'm happy that you like my wood-butchering.
Andi glad that you are following along, you set a pretty high standard with your own work.
Russ What can I say? you know I cannot play a note, musically I got 8% in grade school, woodwork I did fairly well.
Today it was a lovely sunny day in the shop.
which got me inspired.
I finished up the long straight parts of the keel, and began cutting the notches for the frames, I made a simple rest type jig to act as a guide for the 1/4 inch pareing chisel.
The sides were cut with a #11 blade using a quick styrene square glued to the correct angle, if I were going to do a lot of these I would make it out of brass.
Gluing the inside and outside sections of the keel were not easy to rub together so I used a bit of weight and a couple of small clamps on the stem.
so I am pretty pleased with the progress today. I also threw together a level building board out of some scrap 1 inch K3 particle board and some 1/2 inch ply. and glued up a sloped keel rest to set the hull at the correct angle so that the frames are vertical.
next the stern post and rudder housing.