| 'Lil Diners One and Two
Building the galley, The hatch and Cabinets...
|Intro||Wall Panels||Insulation, Wiring, Floor||Bulkheads||Roof||Galley||Diner #1 Finished||Diner #2 Differences||Diner #2 Final Touches|
galley hatch construction begins with the wall seal system. Layers of
ply of different thicknesses, make up the sealing surface.
This is a 1/8" ply spacer. It is cut to the exterior shape.
|This is the galley wall, a 1/2" layer. It is cut to the full profile of the wall and hatch lid together.|
|Here you can see the layers. Left to right, exterior panel, 1/8" spacer, 1/2" inner wall.|
|Following the exterior panel with a guide bushing and 1/4" router bit produces a slot for the seal to go in later.|
|Here is the sealing surface. the other section cut from this piece, is used as a pattern for the lid sides next.|
|The lid sides..The exterior section cut earlier, with the 1/2" piece just cut, and a 1/8"spacer cut with the 1/2" piece as a pattern.|
|A shot of the seal area. the gap, 1/4" is where the seal will go.|
I use a gusset made of 1/2" ply for the lid edge. This adds strength and keeps the lid in the shape you make it. No springback.
This gusset is glued to the lid edge shown previously with a 1/8" spacer cut to match the top seal surface.
|The actual lid construction begins by shimming the gussets from the wall so that the outside surfaces are flush. In this case, 1/8".|