Capitan Morgans Canoe – The First Cut

~ Continued from “Construction Begins”

Picking up where I left off, we were transfering the design to the ply.

Great helper transfering the plans to the marine ply

Great helper transfering the plans to the marine ply

Now I needed to predrill a hole on each junction point so the jigsaw could be turned. I offset my holes outside of the frame pieces, but it probably would have been easier to do it exactly on the points. The small amount of the hole that would have been left in the two bulkhead pieces later would have been covered by an epoxy fillet. Because I didn’t think of that at the time, when I began cutting I had to cut small triangles out at each corner to rotate the jigsaw correctly.

Pre-drilling to allow re-alignment of jigsaw

Pre-drilling to allow re-alignment of jigsaw

THE FIRST CUT!!
The First Cut

The First Cut

After a short celebration (VB), I ripped through the rest of the sheet.

Cutting the rest of the frames out.

Cutting the rest of the frames out.

Frames all cut out.

Frames all cut out.

It was starting to look like some progress was being made at this point and I was excited, I recall saying to someone that it would only be a couple more weekends until it was completed. HAHAHA im such a kidder..