Strips

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Beveled the bow and stern stems on a stationary belt sander.  Nailed on the sheer strips with a nail gun.  Yellow pine tags tended to split; need to cut plywood tags for spreading the force of the nail and keeping the head above the strip.  After mounting both sheers I was unsatisfied with the stern; the strips were not resting on mold 7.  I undid the stern assembly and cut off two inches after determining the intersection of the sheers.  Reassembled, reglued the sheers to the stern stem and all is fair.

The cleats at bow and stern are redone to facilitate removing the molds once the hull is complete.  Now I can get a screwdriver in between the molds and remove two screws for each mold with the driver held horizontally.  This turned out to be handy when I redid the stern.  The whole process took fifteen minutes.

8/1

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Twelve strips.

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8/5

Twenty strips.

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8/9/10

Thirty.

8/16/10

Forty-three

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August 23, 2010

63

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August 26, 2010  67 strips.

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