John Welsford starts making sawdust on his Pilgrim cruising dinghy project

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John Welsford cuts out the transom for Pilgrim

It’s always useful to see how the professionals do it, so I’m pleased to link to John Welsford’s diary recording his work on this new cruising dinghy, Pilgrim.

The key points in the latest entry are testing an unknown plywood, including a routine previously unknown to me that involves burying it in mashed potato, marking out using a house-builder’s roofing square (clearly his equivalent of the dry-wall square) and a flexible batten supported by tins of food, and cutting out with an electric saw.

On the latter point, I gather he uses a veneer blade, and I must say the results are impressively free of splintering.

To read the this entry at John’s website, click here.

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