Posted by: Mike Randall | June 21, 2009

Cutting the Transom

This entry is a little out of order, but it doesn’t really matter. One loose Saturday afternoon I decided to cut out the transom. It was almost dark when I finished, but I was determined to get it done as it had been a bit of an effort to get set up – as usual!

Inner transom piece

Inner transom piece

The transom is made up of two pieces of 9mm – 10mm ply. These are glued together to make one solid piece.

Transom glue up

Transom glue up

You can see I went all out with the clamps!! Bulldog clips rock as cheap effective edge clamps, bags off sand are pretty handy too. After this was all glued up I cut the transom planking bevels, I just did this with my block plane and some coarse sandpaper.

Transom planking bevel

Transom planking bevel


Finished Transom

Finished Transom

I took these photos late at night with my phone so they are not so good, anyway you get the idea of what I was up to.


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