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Re: Tools: First strip build - first question

Good luck starting. I built my one and only Guillemot about 3 years ago. Here are some additions to everyone's input:

Nielsen hand plane: I had others but this tool was an absolute pleasure and didn't need sharpening throughout the project.
Small shaped scrapers with a bench grinder to keep them sharp
For a small shop/garage: a lift to put the project away after each weekend
Cheap Stanley saw horses: plastic ones worked great since they're light and easy to store
Shop lighting (an absolute must for finishing)
Shop heating (I had to bring my kayak into the house in the winter to continue epoxy work, not good for relationship building)
Shop power: you'll have a lot of tools running at the same time. I re-wired the garage with 220V outlets to get a boost out of the compressor and saws.
Extra wood for practicing: I found that I ran out of certain nice pieces and had to sacrifice the look a bit (accommodate a shorter spliced piece instead of having extra long strips)

Have fun, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I started with CAD using points from a lofting table. I resorted to buying plans since I couldn't make sense of the bow and stern transitions. Feel free to check out the blog attached.

Phil

https://sommerkayak.blogspot.com

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Tool are worthless, unless..... *PIC*
Well said. *NM*
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