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Rounding the edges on the stems
While there is still some usable area on the table, the stems are clamped firmly in place and a router is used to round the inside edges of the bow and stern stems. This is not a step that is in the construction manual but since the stem edges will be exposed on the inside of the hatches it is a good idea since it eliminates a sharp edge that can cause wear and tear on gear that slides over it. A 1/4" round bevel router bit was used to put a gentle curve on the edges.
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