Archive for December, 2009

Inner Stem Glue Up

Thursday, December 24th, 2009


The first of two inner stems have been glued up out of white oak. The strips of oak were cut 1/8 inch thick. The laminated stem will be planned down to be 3/4 inch wide and the inside edge will be rounded over with the router. Once on the frame, battens will be used to determine the correct angle so the bevels can be cut. The Puddle Duck will require two of these inner stems and after the strips are done two outer stems will be attached.

Puddle Duck Molds

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The molds for the Puddle Duck were cut on a ShopBot CNC Router out of 3/4 MDF. Shown are one half of the molds, the mold for station 4 and the stem. The puddle duck is symmetrical so the molds for stations 1 &7, 2 & 6, 3 & 5 and the stems are the same. The clamping strips have been attached to the molds, so with a little sanding to clean up the edges the molds are ready to go. Clear packing tape will be put on the edges of the molds to keep the strips for sticking to them.