4 by 12 foot ext plywood
Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:20 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:15 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:02 AM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:36 AM
I scarfed 4 panels the other day as a demo for someone- took me 20 minutes to do the four panels. Wasted away the bulk with the power plane ( a little Craftsman), planed the remainder and finished with 100 grit on a big block. A belt sander with a coarse belt is almost as fast. Or you CAN do it all with just a sharp bench plane, finishing with a block plane.
Once you get into it, it's really easy- just a little sweat equity is all ;D
Get a good solid table. lay out the ply, staggered back each sheet that scarf amount, clamp it all down and cut away. The interior plys will show you how straight it's going. In your case, that would be four layers, all cut at once.
I would say "no sweat" but here that's not true- it's 85 now. ;D ;D But no problem anyway.
Of course, I must tell you- I'm in the camp that says-
"if you are gonna spend your valuable, irrecoverable life hours building the boat, why not build it from top grade materials?"
Your time is worth more than the plywood savings will be and you'll have a lighter, better boat in the end.
But that's just me, after building some 20 boats.
Posted 06 May 2008 - 05:16 PM
Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:28 AM