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The plans and instructions for Niagara are a little vague regarding the fashion piece at the stern. From the side it looks like it starts at the hand rail, goes down the edge of the transom then takes a little jaunt to cover the edge of the counter planks. From the stern it looks like it comes down from the rail and then turns in a bit. In other words it's not flat.

 

I'm wondering about the best way to make this part. Try to bend some strips? Carve/chisel out a thick piece of wood? Something simpler that I am not thinking of?

 

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Carve, chisel and shape.  I used I think two pieces glued at the sharpest corner.  Rough shape it, try it, refine the shape, try it, and so on.  The sides probably don't match totally so make them individually.  Where you have your red line is about right for length.

Here's a pic:

 

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It is only on the side, doesn't come over the transom at all, covers the plank ends, as I think you said.

It's about the same thickness until it makes the turn.  Look straight from the back and it should match the callout on sheet 3, bottom left.

I hope the dust helps see the shape.  :o

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I hope the dust helps see the shape.  :o

The problem with a dark color. The black hull is killing me! Any and every thing shows on it. Even body oil from hands/arms. This evening I started wrapping it in a towel while applying masking tape. I need some velvet gloves.

 

Thanks for the feedback. I think I have enough to give it a try now. One more thing that I just couldn't visualize.

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