10/7/21 – Puzzle pieces start to come together
It is time for the puzzle pieces to come together to make the necessary full size pieces. I have finally started rejoining the flat stock to make panels long enough to produce a hull. The fit on the puzzle pieces really does make a difference. Dry, the puzzle pieces will barely budge but slather on epoxy and hammer with a good wood mallet, they are together. I have clamped them as suggested to produce a tighter bond and reduce the amount of sanding required.
You really do need a large flat space to assemble these panels to produce a PocketShip. In the picture above you can really appreciate the grain of the Okoume with the wide sweeping arcs and whorls.
I can tell this process is going to take a while to complete for all the pieces. Then it is time to sand the joints smooth and continue on.