Today I picked up my CLC Northeaster Dory Kit from their HQ in the historic naval town of Annapolis, MD. They just reopened their show room this week so I was able to go inside and check out the other kits that they carry. Lots of cool stuff there.
As I prep for beginning my wooden boat journey, I built the CLC Tool Box as a sort of easy starter project. Unsurprisingly, CNCed marine plywood is much the same as it would be off it were laser cut.
Here are the components messily knolled. At this point I think that I had done a quick 80 grit sanding to remove the nubs and clear up the little fibers that were still hanging on.
Here is the assembled box. I sanded to 220 grit, wiped with mineral spirits and then applied paste wax. This box is likely to get pretty beaten up during the boat construction.
Tomorrow, I am heading to Hicksville Planing Mill in Maryland to pick up some Mahogany to use for a mod on the boat. I may end up getting some other stuff too since their prices are still fairly reasonable compared to the big box stores.
Oh, one more happy thing… When we bought our house the seller had a bunch of dimensional lumber in the room below our bottom deck. He didn’t want to move it so I told him he was free to leave it. I went through it yesterday. I found a few non-dimensional, rough cut boards. Best guess is black walnut, cedar, cherry, and cyprus. Oh happy day.