26.56-degree angle cut
Good morn all,
I'm building an 18 foot Grand Banks dory (first one) and a woodworking friend made a brilliant suggestion about using a router for various cuts. For example, finger joints and tongues and grooves. His suggestion moved the project for the unsure to the possible. In my research on routers, I came across your forum and look forward to your responses.
Another cut I am considered is a curved line along the bottom which creates the dory shape. The bottom is created by glueing 5 boards side by side (i.e., tongue and groove) to create a 14 foot long by 34 inch wide piece. The angle of the cut is 26.56. This angle matches the angle of timbers or ribs and planks attached to both the bottom and timbers to create the sides of the dory. The base is 3/4 inch thick white oak.
I think the bottom would be too big to place on a router table. However, I was considering creating a plywood template to guide the router. What suggestions do you have for making a 26.56-degree cut with a hand-held router following the template? Chamfer or flush-trim? I am a routing newbie so the more detail, the better. I need to buy a router also.
PS - I over-zealously built a solar kiln to dry wood for this project. While I cannot yet share web sites. Go to Instructables web site and search for solar kiln, if interested. It really works well.