Day 2: Side Profile Cutting
Toda is the day when I handle the largest cutting: the sides of the boat. The outline was a bit difficult to achieve with smooth curved lines, so I used straight lines between every foot marker and then sanded them smooth after cutting. I also cut one strip of 1×1 to use as the edging, but it was difficult to bend into the exact curve of the side profile. I considered building a steam box to help with wood bending, but considering these are the only pieces which need bending, I didn’t think another $100 is needed for this. Instead I’m going to cut the strips down to 5/8″ instead of 3/4″ and that should bend nicely. Thanks to Paul Elkins for that tip!