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Cutting out hatches
By:Ken Sutherland
Date: 6/18/2001, 5:26 pm

I am now ready to do what seems to me to be the most intimidating step of the building process so far, cutting out my hatches.

First I have a few questions: (Honest this is not avoidance)

The deck is sealed and glassed(4oz) on the inside, raw okume on the outside, I will be cutting from the outside. I will masking tape the outside before I cut.
Should I seal, and/or glass the outside before I cut or not?

Should I set the jigsaw to cut with a rotational motion or straight up and down?

The saw, Bosch, has a small clear plastic insert that fits closely around the blade to reduce chipping on the upstroke but if I cut with a blade that cuts on the upstroke am I asking for trouble? It seems to me there would be more tear out if I cut on the downstroke but I could mask underneath.

Could some of you woodworking brainiacs help me out?

Yours nervously,


Messages In This Thread

Cutting out hatches
Ken Sutherland -- 6/18/2001, 5:26 pm
Re: Cutting out hatches
Tony -- 6/19/2001, 1:59 pm
Re: Cutting out hatches
Rob Macks -- 6/18/2001, 9:44 pm
Re: Cutting out hatches
dick kirschbaum -- 6/21/2001, 10:06 pm
Re: Cutting out hatches
Ken Sutherland -- 6/19/2001, 1:55 pm