Attaching Wales and Sheer Plank

Compass used to draw lines for Contact Cement

First thing I did was to draw a line 8mm down from the 3mm Walnut Strake that was just above the Sheer Strake.

This Walnut Strake is what the Guns rest against on the Gun Ports.

3mm Walnut Strake just under Gun Ports

Next thing, I File the Angles in for the Strakes that are going to rest against the Stem and Prow.

What I do is Mark it with a Pencil
Contact Cement applied

You wait between 15 Minutes to 2 Hours and you can press the 2 together.

First Set of Wales and Sheer Planks attached

The Dap Weldwood Contact Cement works great for this work!… Although I did have to use a dab of SuperGlue to secure the very front of the First Sheer Plank.

Had to use SuperGlue for very front
First set of Wales

I purposely didn’t glue the two 2mm x 2mm Pieces of the Wales together in order give it that Wale look… What’s the point in using two 2×2 if you’re not going for the separation look? Otherwise you would just use a couple of 2×4’s!

1st Set Wales and Sheer Strake Starboard side
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