Clean Up Scarfs and Glue Keel: The first step in cleaning up the scarfs was to re-sand the curved edges. I did this for two reasons. First, my saber saw had labored through the wood and cut the scarfs a little crooked instead of square. Second, I wanted nice rounded edges to improve the final fit.
|First I sand the convex edges using an Power King sander that my Dad bought in 1948. Still does the job!||Next I take the newly sanded convex side of the first joint and re-mark it onto the concave side of the joint.|
|Now I sand the concave side of the joint to the line, using my friend Don Hoffman's Rigid sander.||This is how the newly fitted joint looks.|
|Before I glue the joints together, I drill holes at the edges of the joint so that I can use deck screws to pull the glued joints together.||I place wax paper under the joint and glue and screw it together. This is what the joint looked like before I wiped the excess glue off.|
This is the finished product.
The next step will be to cut out the keel and fit it to the boat.