Last time it was a blog about selecting table saw blades, today, drilling pilot holes. As the attached questions and answers say, pilot holes are a good idea. When you break the head off a screw there is often no real way to undo your misfortune.
|18 foot lapstrake planked skiff. An old sweetie still|
|this boat's deck looked rough but the hull planks |
appeared sound, and the transom was solid too.
This is the slightly larger, racier sister, a bit neglected and needing some TLC on the upper deck.
I took this photograph to show the shape of the planks. They are tapered toward both ends, and all the planks on one side are different. It would have been educational to see this wooden boat built.