The laminated Keelson is now in place. It is made of two ten-millimeter planks glued together in the jig. The two scarf joints are near the ends. They aren’t perfect, but I will inject some epoxy in them later. Fortunately there are only tiny gaps. I am not going to worry about them since they are backed by another one-centimeter plank. I admit, I was worried about the planks popping out of the jig when I removed the clamps! All is fine however. The next step will be the bottom plate.
Having the plans digitized and the parts CNC cut has been great, but it does raise the issue of having to wait for others. It has been more than two weeks since I’ve worked on the boat and that is alarming. The time gain was swallowed up by waiting periods. Yet, since I need to work to pay for materials and a bit of labor, doing it that way is still advantageous.
The bottom plate will be cut tomorrow. I will film the process and post the video. Progress is a bit too slow for my taste right now, but the key is to keep at it no matter what. That is the only way to finish..