Caledonia yawl project: shaping the rudder

This evening I cut the kerfs in the rudder and started planing down to the kerf lines to get my desired shape. I made good progress, but I probably have a couple hours left of hand planing and sanding to get down to the final shape (NACA profile of 0086).

Its not all hand planing, I do the bulk with the power planer and then fine tune with the block plane until the lines from the kerf cut are barely visible. I then finish with the sander.

Untitled from Gwendal Castellan on Vimeo.

Its been hot and if this weather keeps up I will have to go get a slow hardener to keep some working time when I drape the foils with linear carbon.


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