A Simple Method for Spiling Planks
Have you ever wondered how to determine the shape of a lapstrake plank? In this episode we’ll work on a Chaisson dory tender that features a dory lap, a modification of the basic lapstrake style that has both, rather than just one, of the mating plank edges beveled. Determining the shapes and bevels of those mating planks may sound confusing, but it isn’t when instructor Greg Rössel demonstrates just how simple and accurate it can be.
In Part 2 of this episode, we explore techniques for boring long holes. Traditional construction requires a lot of long holes to be drilled for bolts, drift pins, and other fastenings. They have to be spot-on. A misaligned bore can weaken the structure and even lead to leaks. Learn how to get it right every single time using a few homemade tools and gizmos.