Shaping the foils: a machine is born

The solution came from marrying an idea I saw on a website with my SSRK, a router guide which slides on a track made by EurekaZone. The advantage of having the router slide on a track, mean that the router could be clamped as it traversed the width of the workpiece. The router and track could then be mounted on a platform riding on bushings atop angle iron which straddled the workpiece. A slot in the platform allowed the router to drop through and take off progressive shavings of the mahogany blank, shaping the rudder and leeboard.

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