Sunday, February 22, 2009

Looks like a Boat

Here you can see it's starting to come together. Both of the sheer clamps are fully fitted, Next is the glue up. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that the frame for the cover is inside the chine between the first and second frames (from the pointy end). This will require some "rework" on my canopy frame.

As I mentioned before, twisting oak requires a little bit of leverage. I've swapped in the shorter clamps as the wood has already taken on a fair twist from when I steamed it. This helps keep it all in place until I can get the Screws and Glue in place.

And the pointy bit. The tape is to stop water getting in before I glue it up. 2 inch screws and big washers hold it all in place.  A nice fit if I do say so myself.


Michael O Connor said...

hmm still has a lot of holes... :)

Rational Root said...

There's two ways to build a boat. 1) Start with a big piece of wood and cut away all the bits that don't look like a boat.
2) Start with nothing and add all the bits that are missing.

The first is obviously easier, since the boat is there from the start.