Holdiay Monday makes Sunday this weekends Saturday, so the boys hit the shop and made a good push on the new form for the 11 footer.
LVLs make a great backbone, nice and stable. Off to the orange menace, might as well get screws while we're there.
Stations were cut and sanded, and needed to be reduced for pine strips, metal bands and the thickness of planks and ribs.
Final cut and sand to shape
Cleats spaced to take stations
Pre drilling mahogany cleats, waste from the Dory seats and rails
Stations ready to go on
Taking apart forms after shaping. Screwing together ensures boat is symmetrical
Stations going on
Up to the centre, half done half to go
Just about there
Nice shape! just what we were going for
Sighting down the top
Last station before the ends and stem forms go on
Heck of a lot of work for one afternoon, many hands make light work
Drill press time
Final cutting and shaping.
Next is bracing, station doublers, then rip and strip the clear pine we sourced. Fair the form, gunwale backers and steel bands and we're building.