Friday, March 14, 2008

Scary stuff? Cutting out hatches.

Before we disassemble the two boat halves, again, we have to cut out the hatches. Yep, just trace them out, check them a couple times and cut them out. The thought of screwing this up always has a high pucker factor for first time builders but the worry is all for nothing. Just check the pattern a couple times, use a new blade in the jigsaw, take care starting the cut with a small drill bit. There are small jigsaw bits available specifically for making cuts that involve turns, these are great. Also have some tape on hand to use as you go to keep the hatch from flapping around and breaking. Remember, the part we are cutting out is the hatch, so we do not want to damage it.

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