A couple of posts back, I wrote about laying out the lines from my plan drawings on the floor of the aft cabin and took measurements for the major walls/bulkheads. Now it’s time to transfer the measurements to a few sheets from the stack of mahogany plywood that’s been on the boat since 2013.
Yes, there’s a stack of mahogany and Douglas fir marine plywood standing on edge up against the forward galley bulkhead. I know it’s not good for ply to be stacked like that, but there was no other practical way to have it in the boat for the months we were doing the paint work outside.
This right here is why I bought my Eureka Zone EZ-ONE Woodworking Center: there’s no other way I could rip a 4×8 sheet of plywood using a table saw in the salon. With the EZ-One, the toughest part was restacking the plywood to pull the 3/4″ sheets from the pile! Lifting the sheets onto the table, squaring it, and making the cut was a breeze.
Then, without having to move the panel at all, I just clamped the EZ-One track slightly longer than the final height and did the cross cut.
I cut the curves on the wall panels using the measurements I took from the upright stick to the hull in my last article.