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> First of all, I would like to thank all who responded to my question on
> Autocad. I think I'll just buy the plans! Canoes I'll draw, kayaks,I'll
> buy. For the past 3 yrs I've been slowly massing a tool collection for the
> sole purpose of building a boat. Also I have damn near every book on the
> subject! The Wee Lassie is my frist project. I think it would be a good
> "get your feet wet" project. Now for the questions. These are
> not just questions about that boat.
> 1) Has anyone made the Chinook out of the back of Canoe & Kayak
If you have Canoecraft, look at page 93 for details on beveling the stem for a Wee Lassie. They key is to place a test strip in it's approximate location over the last two or three forms and see the angle it makes at the stem. Then plane the stem to approximately that bevel in that area, but remember that the bevel on either side of the test strip will be slightly different. In fact, the bevel will change more or less continously over it's length; this is called a rolling bevel and occurs in many places on many types of wooden boats. Be sure to maintain an even thickness on the flat area at the front of the stem. This will help in fitting the outer stem piece later. Work up to the final bevel slowly. When you are done your test strip should lie fair and contact the full width of the bevel.
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