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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.

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