Ripping Oak and Ash

One almost feels bad chopping up beautiful fresh boards into tiny ribs and what not, but just almost. When ripping the slightly thicker, 8 mm Oak for coamings, it was so flexible coming off the saw I had to resist the temptation to try and bend them in a coaming shape without steaming them! The grain didn’t look perfect from the side but a half-informed gamble choosing these planks seems to have paid off.

On a sidenote, I bought screws, glue, planks and boards for kayak stands, forms, a table and maybe some more miscellaneous bits and pieces we might need to make. Oh and a sh**tload of clamps!

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