Mahogany Skiff - jmlynn
Milling the Stem Pieces

Milling the Stem Pieces

The inner stem is made up of 8 pieces of sapele milled to 2 1/4" x 1/4" x 6'. I started with a huge piece of 8/4 Sapele lumber. After roughing the pieces on the table saw and bandsaw, I plane down to the finished thickness. Because my planer cant operate on such thin stock, I add an auxiliary planer bed to bring the stock into contact with the planer knives.