Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Wee Gadget.

Peter Hallam was in touch recently saying he was about to start fitting the floors into his Coot, 
Now this is a particularly fiddly job but it can be made a lot easier with the right tool. 

I read somewhere that once a boat is turned right side up, it becomes she.
So here she is, looking grand if a little cluttered. 

I offered to lend Peter the tool I made up to make the job a bit easier and he gladly accepted. 
This is it. 

 Its use is pretty self explanatory, but the trick is to get the horizontal bar at the right height for the floor, and then...................

Cutting out the floor becomes simple, well provided you have a decent band saw, but I know it can be done the hard way. 

Peter must have cracked on because a week or so later and the gadget was back and he'd finished the job. 

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