62 Photos - Nov 15, 2013
Photo: In the beginning... This is a ripping jig for my circular saw. It makes ripping long small pieces easy.Photo: Ripping a 16 foot 2x4 the long way without using a table saw (circular saw not attached yet.Photo: Between the long strips and the ribs, "fairing blocks" help to keep everything... well, fair. Virtually unseen during the boat's life, someday when it is broken apart, someone will see a hundred "secret" messages.Photo: Hundreds of lashings are required to make a skin on frame boat.Photo: Photo: Photo: The "Saran Wrap Test". Before committing myself any further, I wrap the boat, put it in the water, and check it for balance and stability.Photo: Either I'm serious about this, or I've got one heckuva hat.Photo: Thought I was kidding didn't ya?Photo: A thwart/seat is installed to help keep the gunwales spread apart, and to sit on. Here you see the underside and the chiseling required to fit it in.Photo: ... and the topside...Photo: With the "knees".Photo: Starting to bend wood for the combing.Photo: Photo: Photo: This combing is 7 1/2 feet long and 18" wide.Photo: Combing and brackets in place.Photo: Stitched up, ready for the combingPhoto: Ends and decks sewn. Combing sitting in placePhoto: Combing set on top and ready for stitchingPhoto: Hull painted.Photo: A tent to keep the rain off. Attaching the combing to the braces.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: It looks great IMO, but I cannot get the decks painted with this frosty weather!Photo: Photo: Time for some floor boards.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: