Margin/Cover Boards, How to, Tips, Please.

by Ben Grady
(New Zealand)

Hi there, I am about to work on my Margin boards on my 12'runabout.

I am wondering what the best way to scribe the shape is?

And what's the best/easiest tool to cut the shape?

I have a jigsaw and a router.

And do you sand the inside curve with a bench drum sander?

Any pointers appreciated.

In the picture, you can see where I have cut out some 3mm mdf templates, but have not formed the curves yet.

Regards Ben

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Spline
by: Mike

My preference would be to use a Spline or even a Drawing Bow) to draw those long gentle curves on the templates.

Then transfer the shape to the Cover Boards and cut out with a jigsaw.

Then clean up the inside curves with a Spokeshave.

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