My plywood arrived on Tuesday, 9 October 2012. I started lofting the plywood the next day. Here is a photo:

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This process involves transfering measurements from the plans to the plywood and then drawing the curves using a batten. The boat is 11 feet long, so it takes one and a half sheets to build. The two parts will be scarfed(joined) after they are cut out.

Here is a photo of the first cut after drawing the shapes:

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And here is a self portrait with my trusty jigsaw. It is probably the cheapest tool I have, but it has done fine with a brand new blade.

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It was a little nerve racking cutting into the expensive plywood, but the “okume” plywood is top notch and cuts like a dream.

Next I’ll make a post that documents the expenses.

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