- The deck framing is done minus the edge support lip.
|foredeck and hatch framing.|
|Framing is epoxied and dowelled.|
- I’m installing fore and aft hatches designed around a dairy crate’s dimensions. A 5 gallon bucket also slips through.
|Bowed batten for frame arched edges.|
|Ganged framing for belt sanding.|
|Frames were cut with jig saw.|
|Hatch lip framing and hatch frame in cherry.|
|Cherry strips added to frame for hatch.|
|End strips are wedged with impromptu shims.|
- Thwart knees at 3/4″ have been fitted in oak, but they appear thin and I think I’ll swap them for 1″ spruce to match breast hooks.
|Holt melt and ply knee template.|
|Cut ply template.|
|Oak knee. Seems thin visually.|
- Breasthooks are in spruce and near final shape.
|Test fitting and screwed temporarily in place.|
|Benched for cutting and shaping.|
|Back in place after belt and ROS sanding.|
By cutting the breast hook halves from the same board and adjacent to each other, a nice grain pattern is mirrored. I was overzealous in planing the joint and needed to slip some cherry shims there. It actually adds to the appearance I think.
|Overall from aft starboard quarter.|
The side bench supports are also in. I had neither 1/2″ ply nor 1x boards wide enough here. I glued two 1/4″ plus together.