The curves on this boat are what makes it so cute. When I tried to make the side frame pieces by freehanding the curve off of spaced dots taken from the plans, my curves were chunky. I didn’t like it.

So, I bought a “flexible curve” at an art store. It is bendy and rubbery and lets me get the exact curve from the plans. I will use this and re-cut the side frame members.

It will also help me shape the transom and the stem. This will make me (and my little boat) very happy!

My first attempts will be discarded in favor of my new "curvy" ones.