Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Canoe update

Today the stems were shaved down and rounded. Then it was time to do some more sanding. First a spokeshave was used to shave down any filler before the whole boat got a rough sanding with a palm sander. After the palm sander a sanding board was used to fair the hull. At this point the whole thing is wiped down with a wet rag. A funny thing happens, when the cedar is dampened it soaks up the moisture causing the staple divots to pop back out. Then it's back to sanding again. The whole boat is again palm sanded only this time with a 220 grit sandpaper to remove any scratches.

Tomorrow it's time to start fiberglassing.

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