Week 38: Repetitive motions

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Back a couple weeks ago you saw us making templates for the settees. Sunday morning we used the templates to cut out the plywood parts for the port and starboard settees. We also milled mahogany lumber into cleat stock for the settees. Sunday afternoon we took all of the wood down to Gypsy and started fitting it into place. We had to trim the plywood to fit since the templates were not perfect, and we cut the cleat stock to connect it all together.

Trimming the plywood to fit. You make do for a work bench.
Trimming the plywood to fit. You make do for a work bench.
Wheel barrows and dock boxes can be work benches too.
Wheel barrows and dock boxes can be work benches too.
Wheel barrows and dock boxes can be work benches.
Does it line up?
Then you drill lots of holes and screw every thing together.
Then you drill lots of holes and screw every thing together.
The assembled settee.
The assembled settee.

After all that work we had a nice strong settee for the port side. It will have much better storage than the old port settee. We then took it all apart and hauled the parts home. Now we need to sand and round all the parts. Once that is done we can coat them with epoxy.

We needed a router table so we made one out of spare parts.
We needed a router table so we made one out of spare parts.
This is all of the parts for the port settee. They have had their edges rounded over with the router. Now they need a sanding and then they can be coated withe epoxy. Then we can start the assembly process.
These are all of the parts for the port settee. Cleat edges have been rounded over with the router. Now they all need to get sanded and  coated with epoxy.  And back together it will go!

 

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