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  1. Haha 🤣 They wouldn't dare since my face looked like this 😠 the rest of the night
  2. Hi Marcus. Welcome to MSW 🙂
  3. Hi all. I have assembled all the frames and dry fit everything together. I tried something a little different this time. I clamped the straight edge across the top timber instead of trying to hold it in place with one hand while trying to align the floors to the reference lines. Turns out its much easier that way. I would just loosen the clamp a little as needed to adjust the position of the straight edge when needed to get the two pieces aligned as close to perfect as possible. One of the problems I ran into the first time around was with the slot for the number 12 frame. I broke the little tip (circled in red in the picture) off twice when doing my test fit of the keel to the frames. This time I just left the 12th frame off and I'll place it when I do the final fit. Next, I'll reinforce the frames with packing tape and some wood strips. My work area is now a no-small children zone 🙂 There will be no more accidents.
  4. Hello and welcome to MSW
  5. Hello and welcome to MSW
  6. Okay, after a short break and acquiring some replacement parts, I'm back in the saddle on this build. This is the my replacement keel after assembly and a coat of wipe-on poly. The poly brings out the color and the grain of the wood nicely. I feel like my seams are a little tighter this time. Now its time to build some frames.

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