Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Kayak sanding

Last night was the first full sanding of the kayak. The next step is glassing the whole thing, so this is the last chance to remove any building indiscretions, and depending on what kind of day you're having, introduce new ones. The Harbor Freight orbital sander make short work of the job using 150 grit paper. The manual suggested 120 grit, but I was afraid I'd sand through the top layer of the plywood and leave an ugly black area. I saw that happen on a guy's build blog, and discretion being the better part and all that, I went with the less coarse paper.

Once the sanding was done, I went ahead and epoxied the Heron veneer on the top of the deck. Scary, that.

Here's the latest picture:

Looks like a boat, doesn't it?

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