Step 1: Drawing and Cutting the Panels

Step by step example of how to build a boat using the stitch and glue method.
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Step 1: Drawing and Cutting the Panels

Post by jem » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:10 pm

Tools needed: tape measure, square, your drawing, and pencil.
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Draw the references lines and offsets. Example:
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Draw the curves by marking the offset points and using a flexible piece of material like PVC tubing. Bend the tubing and hold in place so it interesects each point. Draw your curve.
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Your result will be:
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JEM Watercraft plans provide a method to check your work to ensure you've drawn them correctly: Measure twice, cut once.
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Cut out you panels:
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Tip: If you have mirrored imaged panels, draw and cut the 1st panel, then use it as a template for the other panel.
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Sand the edges (Tip: if you have mirrored panels, lay them on top of each other and sand at the same time):
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Repeat for all panels.
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-Matt. Designer.

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