FRAMING THE REAR HATCH
Another short work day. I put in just enough time to frame the rear hatch. I had to cut some curves to create parts of the hatch frame so I put my jigsaw to good use.
I cut the curved bits of the hatch frame from these boards. You can see the first curve cut above. The curve is a very close match to the trailer, once ready I’ll sand everything to exact and add the skin.
Here is the hatch framed and in place.
Hinge goes here. I plan to use a hurricane hinge, word on the internet is that they are nice and watertight.
I added a few horizontal braces to strengthen the hatch frame. They look a bit goofy offset like this but I wanted to drive screws through from both sides and these braces will be hidden by the outer skin anyway.
CLAMPED IN PLACE
I used a few clamps to hold the frame so I could square it up before I screwed all the pieces together.
DONE FOR TODAY
It was a short work day and an unusually sunny day in San Francisco. I wrapped up early to spend the rest of it people watching with Karen at Dolores Park.