Week Three – Monday

Resawing the white oak into 3/8" strips on the bandsaw

Resawing the white oak into 3/8″ strips on the bandsaw

Dressing the strips to their final thickness of 1/4"

Dressing the strips to their final thickness of 1/4″

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.

All hands on deck, applying the epoxy

All hands on deck, applying the epoxy

We actually had a few clamps left over!

We actually had a few clamps left over!

Meanwhile the frames had their final touch up and the rudder got it’s initial shaping.

In the right hands, the angle grinder with sanding disk, proved the best way to bevel the frames

In the right hands, the angle grinder with sanding disk, proved the best way to bevel the frames

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3 thoughts on “Week Three – Monday

  1. Hey guys, you are making great progress! I was betting there would still be lots for me to help with upon my return but at the rate you are going you will be breaking ice in Picton harbour to launch her! Enjoy.

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