The restoration journal of Barrelback No. 71648, a 1940 Chris Craft Deluxe
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Cutting wood, finally!
I'm now happy with straightness of the hull, and have finally started cutting out new bottom- and topside frames from my Philippine Mahogany frame stock. The new Grizzly bandsaw works very well, though it take some practice to get the ever changing angle on the outside edge of the topside frame just right. Found it to be much easier to pattern onto some poster board, cut out, and use this to template new topsides.
Aft bottom frames done:
And on to the topsides:
Nice, tight fit, though it took one to "practice"
7/4 White Oak for transom bow, cheeks, stem/forefoot on order, ready to pick up this week. Chine and keel stock as well.