|I just like this.|
So I have to choose. I am sure that the compromise will be that when I want to get somethings done and a time table is in mind, I may use the power tools. When I just want to enjoy the experience and the day or some music, it will be hand tools. I will also choose the hand tools when I want to hone my skills with them for future projects that will require more technique and higher tolerances.
I am still worried about the flimsiness of the 5mm luan for this boat. I have thought about just doubling all the panels and then glueing, or laminating I guess you'd call it, them together to have a 10 mm hull thickness. That's slightly over 3/8 of an inch while the plans call for 1/4 inch. Price wise it comes out about the same as if I had bought the 1/4 inch to begin with, but I didn't like plywood that was available in that size with all the footballs and one side a little rough.
One advantage might be that I could offset the scarphs and not have to use butt blocks. I am not sure and may not be able to decide until I have already nailed the side panels to the stations.