|Day 294||Aft cupboards pilothouse window frames|
|Gena continued today with the cupboards aft ( above photo ) and is doing a fine job. Silicone was used to hold the 1/2" ply in place to ease battening out to the hull. It will be left on as it offers some protection to the cut edge as well as again stopping any creaking or rubbing.|
|Frames will be added by way of the face, a
frame in itself being 1" thick, and inner framing in viable areas. This
cupboard will likely be for hanging clothes as it is tall and deep
providing lots of room. Nothing worse than a tight clothes hanger!
As for myself, I have finally reached the
pilothouse window framing. It has been planned for quite a while and
changed 3 times before. The criteria, besides looking good, are
principally water related. Condensation on the windows is as inevitable
on the water as rain is!
Detail on the shape of oak
|We had to search to find some rough oak 2" thick, which is the smallest dimension required. Windsor Plywood in Leduc came through again! Gena and I carefully cut it down with the radial arm saw.|
|I rounded off the sharp edge with the router ( on the router table my dad gave us! ) to make it more "user friendly" then cut them to size. The photo to the left shows them in place. The angles of 30º are split evenly at 15º. This makes the corner tips even. If one edge were straight 90º, the 30º straight off that would have a much longer edge, making it impossible to get the appropriate overlap. Also it just looks better.|
Full length oak ripped down and ready for cutting and fitting
|Lucky Gena has had lots of
experience with the radial arm saw. It scares me a bit, especially when
ripping along the fence. I don't like getting my fingers near the blade at
Maybe I'll get brave for the next cut, give it a try. Where's the chain mail gloves??!
6 hours - Framed cupboards aft, framed bottom of pilot house window (port side)