Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tailored Fit

Since the epoxy joining the decks to the hull had cured, my next step was to trim off the deck overhang and clean up the edges. You can see the hand saw I used in the photo below, carefully following the line I traced along the deck using a guide. Once the major excess was sawed off, I used a block plane to take the deck wood down to the hull while also imparting a nice, rounded edge. To further smooth out the bumps and edges I passed over everything with the sander. 

This is a Japanese hand saw, the teeth are angled 
so the cut is made on the pull stroke.

More and more a kayak every day!

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