Builders' Forum Archives
Re: Stitching Holes
Posted by Doug Judd on Aug 29, 2004
Bob, what are you building?
For the Chesapeakes, the bottoms are drilled along the keel and chine edges. The keel edge is stitched so the bottom can be opened like a book and set on top of the inverted and spread sides.
Then drill 1/16" holes into the sides about 3/8" from the edge. Each new hole is paired with one of the holes in the chine edge of the bottom panels. Start at the bow. Drill four or five holes on one side and wire them, then do the same on the other. By inserting and twisting up four or five wires at a time, alternating sides, you will keep the panels even on both sides.
DJ's Chesapeake Project
In Response to: Stitching Holes by Bob Willing on Aug 28, 2004