Friday, January 1, 2010

Time to get ripping

I have this amazingly light but very expensive lump of Western Red Cedar that needs to be ripped into pieces to be used to make the foils. Waiting for "Your Woodwork" to reopen after Christmas.
Have finished cutting out the panels, and they are all planed down to the lines. Scary things ahead:
- first use of epoxy resin
- scarfing joints to create the chine logs

I've seen some nice techniques for scarfing joints, but the jigs they create look more complex than the scarf joint, and I don't have a router anyway, so perhaps I should do them by hand?

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely!!!! Don't be put off doing those scarfing joints by hand with either a handsaw or plane, or both. You'll be amazed how easy they really are. For the sawn ones, a Japanese pull saw or cheaper western version of one will help you knock these over very quickly and accurately.

    The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do :)