Well Underway

Stems, frames and hog in place

Stems, frames and hog in place

To make it easier to glue up the planks we built a 22′ x 2′ planking table out of a couple of sheets of plywood and some 2 x 4s. With this setup,¬†two sets of planks could be glued up at once, enabling us to have all the planks done in three days.

Two sets of planks ready for gluing

Two sets of planks ready for gluing

Beveling the Frames 

On Sea Shadow we beveled the frames after they were attached to the molds. This was a tedious job, always having to check and recheck the amount taken off with a batten attached to the molds. This time we wanted to see if we could make it easier by beveling the frames on the bench instead. Using a block of wood the same thickness as the frame and a batten we measured the amount that needed to be removed off the frame at each of the plank landings. Frames #4 & #6 require almost no bevelling but on frames #2 & #8 the bevel increases closer to the sheer. Once the frames were marked, a right-angle grinder with a coarse sanding disk was used to cut the bevel.

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