Slow drive to the shop this morning, roads covered in snow and the threat of freezing rain. All of that was forgotten once we got down to business preparing the white oak wood strips for the stems. After re-sawing on the bandsaw, it was over to the thickness planer to dress the strips to their final thickness. Thirty-six pieces in total (2-1/4″ x 1/4″) for both inner and outer stems. After a trial clamping both inner stems were glued up. They’ll stay in the jig until Wednesday when we repeat the process with the outer stems.
Meanwhile the frames had their final touch up and the rudder got it’s initial shaping.