alangr4 Posted February 23, 2014 Share #1 Posted February 23, 2014 This build was supposed to happen with my grand-son on my knee but alas it is not to be. Eight weeks early, he was with us for just a moment. So this is for him. For those in Australia who are looking for a good wood supplier you need go no further than Hobby Mill in the US. The quality of the wood is fantastic and as you can see from the pic it arrives well sign posted and packaged. A testament to Jeff and Greg. Importantly the wood sailed through Australian quarantine requirements. Never an easy exercise! The build started somewhat inauspiciously with yours truly having a couple of attempts at the keel before getting it right. Fortunately Jeff and Greg foresaw the problems that one from down under might have and included plenty of spare timber for just such an eventuality. I must say though, I was cutting it a bit fine! Not sure I could have squeezed another keel attempt from the remaining stock! Lesson 1: If one gets updates and revised PDFs it is worth opening them up and reading them closely. For those who are interested, the keel is 14 inches x 12 inches. The pics below show the initial work performed. Next stage the making and fixing of the keel bolts and cutting the rabbet. Alan G Justin P., JMaitri, Trussben and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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