Thursday, March 31, 2016


One of the most fun parts of this build is squaring up the rail strips.  I've always liked the feel of a plane peeling wood.  Balsa cuts easy and doesn't make much of a mess compared to many other types of wood.  

It's very relaxing to plane.  Kinda like therapy.  I worked on the top this morning and roughed it in.

The board is light and strong.  It's starting to take shape.

I'm really looking forward to shaping the rails after it gets cleaned up a bit.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Shaping the bottom.

It's been a while since I've worked on the board.  Yesterday, I glued up the last of the balsa tile pieces at the nose.  Today, I shaped the bottom.

Planing balsa wood is probably the most enjoyable part of the build.  I like to use a small modelers plane.

The board still fits in the cradle like it's suppose to.  It's a good check to make sure there aren't any twists.