One step close to a spring build, today the form top was closed in , holes drilled for strongback bolts and sanding begun. Galvanized steel is sheared and ready to go on, and stems continue to dry on the form, soon to be split, beveled and mounted. After final sanding the bands go on, and a bending form needs to be built to steam bend the upturn in the gunwales.
Top closed in, final board on
Galvanized sheet metal sheared to 2.5"
4' abrasive belt, 6" wide and cut open
Final sanding begun
Handles fastened to belt for sanding
Form off of rolling stand and up higher for sanding
Smoothing out edges of strips
Rolled over to look at shape an trim station edges
Nice and fair
Backbone and doublers