Weekend four of the Canoe Build:
Paul comes up to put the cove on the bead and cove strips. I have set up the router jig and after a few test strips, we are ready to go.
I have a shop vac and a cyclone lid for my dust collection system:
We turn on the shop vac and the router and begin to feed the strips in.
I need a better intake for the dust system with the router jig. Some still escapes.
As Paul puts the strips through, I pull on the strip when it passes the extension table. This way, Paul does not have to get his hands/fingers near the router bit.
Each strip takes 30 seconds or less to go from the stack, through the router jig and back to the pile. We have two bundles of 30 strips and are done is less than an hour.
Each bundle is sorted as to colour and is for one side of the canoe. We hope to have the two sides evenly coloured/patterned.
To help keep the shop dust free, I have turned our old box fan into a dust remover:
The fan sucks the air through the filter. To the left is a heat lamp to help keep the damp out of the garage.
Paul is still debating making two “accent” strips to embellish the canoe. I think that he should. After Christmas we will go down to Windsor and see if they have anything that will be suitable.