April 3, 2009

Build a Dinghy: Part 3

Here's a closeup of the limber hole in the frame. This allows any spray to flow aft where its easier to sponge out. I cut the limbers by butting another piece of one-by wood to the frame, then used a plug cutter in a drill motor to make the a circle. When I removed the sacrificial piece, I had a perfect half-circle. To protect the exposed grain inside the limber from water intrusion, I glued in PVC tube the OD of which matched the ID of the cutout. When the glue cures, I'll plane or sand flush with the bottom of the frame.

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