Sunday, 17 April 2016

Almost Ready For Planking

On and off, for the last month, I have been bevelling the edges of the moulds to receive the best fit for the planking. That's 12 moulds or 24 sides to bevel. 

This also involved bevelling the stem and the transom.

The transom, as you can see from the picture, is having a 'frame' fitted to it. The frame is in three parts: one along the bottom and one up each side; these three parts are made out of 35mm x 75mm (approx 1.5" x 3") Douglas Fir. The frame has to be bevelled too. All the bevels are complex and not just at one angle.  

I have removed the transom in order to make it easier to glue the frame to it.

Tomorrow is a gardening day and so it will be, with any luck, the start of planking on Tuesday


  1. Well done on getting so much done! Valerie

  2. Hello Valerie - thanks for hanging-in here. Haven't blogged in ages, but will catch up with yours soon.