The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.09.28 - Trimming and Rounding

Today is shopping day and since it was a sunny day today I did some work on Naiad at lunch time.

The cabin sides clamped together and outside ready for me to trim the overhanging bits. The idea is to use a follower bit in a router to trim the overhanging bits on the top piece, then turn the two pieces over and do the same again. This means that the two pieces are pretty much the same size and shape. A little work with a sander completes the job.

And here is the result. Close enough.

Here you can see the damage I mentioned yesterday so this is the inside of the cabin side and that makes it the port side.

The edges of the storage access holes were rounded on both sides. There's nothing worse than scraping your knuckles reaching into the locker and then scraping your wrist on the way out! So rounded both sides.

You can see the difference in the photo above, the edge of the cabin side at the top and the rounded hole underneath.

The edges will be finished by sanding with a fine grit sandpaper and then applying a clear coating of epoxy before varnishing.