Tuesday, August 18, 2009
When we last left our intrepid...
He was creating shavings and cut-off scraps while making sole pieces to fit on the floors. These are some thin pieces of 1" wide cherry. The pieces in the cockpit are 3/8" thick and those that go into the storage area behind the seat are 1/4" thick. At the moment, I've dry-fitted the pieces to see how they will go. Here's an over-view:
There are three distinct areas separated by the frames. The area at the top of the last picture is the cockpit and the area below that will be the main storage area. The area at the bottom of the image is secondary storage for longer trips where this might be necessary.
Detail of the cockpit sole:
Detail of the storage area sole:
The next steps will be to mark the placement of these sole parts and to finish sand them. After that, they will be bonded in place with the System Three Gel Magic and the rest of the frame sanded and finished with a coat of spar urethane.