|the beauty of boatbuilding|
After a lifetime of small sailboats, Julie and I are building two kayaks from Chesapeake Light Craft. I'm still a sailor at heart, but Julie is probably more suited to kayaking. We can envision all sorts of fun combinations of sail + kayak.
I will build the Shearwater 16 and Julie will build a Chesapeake LT 16. We bought the kits while at the Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival and picked up kits a few weeks later from CLC's shop in Annapolis, MD.
The first step was to augment my already extensive set of boatbuilding tools. This included lots of different clamps from Harbor Freight Tools. I also added to my workbench a few bench dogs manufactured by Record. I inherited these beautiful cast iron devices from my grandfather. They probably date from the fifties or sixties.
|Record Bench Dog|
|light weight saw horse|
Here's a view of panels being joined together.
The temperature in my basement shop is in the low 50 degrees F so we are using work lamps with 70 Watt incandesent bulbs to get the surface temperature high enough to cure the epoxy.
|the beauty of machine cut plywood kits|