Thursday, October 16, 2014

Round pads

If there's a simple way to cut perfectly circular shapes from thick plywood with a handheld jigsaw, I don't know it. The Seaclipper 20 pads are made of 2 cm thick plywood, and cutting through it with a noisy jigsaw, with wood dust flying all around, is very uncomfortable. So, the result is kind of miserable, the resulting shape being a polygon which only approximates a circumference... Now, those pads will be clearly visible on the boat since they'll be glued on the deck of the floats. So I decided to improve their looks, and went to my friend Franco's shop: he builds astronomical telescopes so his tolerances are way tighter than ours!

Anyway, after a treatment with his router, here's how they look like now...

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