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The Dinghy by KennyH78 - FINISHED - Midwest - Small

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I received the Dinghy kit made by Midwest in the mail today.  I bought it off of eBay used for about $10.  The previous owner started to build it, but stopped after the first couple of steps.  All the pieces were there except for the 2 forward frame pieces, but I had plenty of scrap to make new ones.



I used the pre-cut sheet that the frame pieces were in to make a template of forward frames.


Here are the templates


And the templates traced on to the scrap


and here is the completed forward frames


The Dinghy with all the frames, stern and transom attached and after a good soak in water.  I ended up using some small screws to hold it on the jig because the push pins didn't want to hold at all.  Now she will dry over night and I'll try to get back to it tomorrow.

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Soaked in water to soften the wood up before putting it on the jig that was supplied with the kit. The instructions call for windex, but I don't have any of that in the house.

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Very nice work out there :) Interesting kit and building. Following for more pictures!



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Finally got some time to pull away work on the dinghy some more.  I got all the lapstake planking on and plan to get the stern post and some other parts on it tomorrow.



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Got some work done on the dinghy today.  All three seats are trimmed and fitted.  And the breasthook and quarter knees are sanded smooth and installed.  Once those are dry, I will install the inwales and cut the frames flush with the top planks.


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