I do not have a good way of clamping it so I use screws to fix it to the strongbox.
Close up of the screw clamping
I am not sure what kind of wood it is exactly but it has a very distinctive smell when you cut or plane it, sort of burt and peppery with hints of flowers....? (Sound like a wine but it is very definitively wood!)
I also needed to shape the skeg a little more for this a spokeshave is the perfect tool, but as you know I have not had the best of luck with my "el cheapo" spokeshave, see here and here. Anyhow I decided to give it a good sharpening and get on with it.
To my utter surprise I found that it is a lovely tool, cuts both fine and thick depending on what you need. An absolutely excellent tool (when sharp enough), I could have used this for a lot of tasks if I had known how much I would like it!!!!!!
Skeg after "spokeshaving" (?)
Finally I started to look into how to arrange the stem/skeg and potentially other rubbing pieces on the bottom.
Maybe this is a good arrangement?
Time today: 2h