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Filling In The Gaps – Beginnings of a Boat

The keel having already been layed it was now time to start adding ribs~ July 2013

Keel

Keel

with ribs

with ribs

Bow with bracing

Bow with bracing


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Filling In The Gaps – The House And Shed

The Boat House and Shed

The Boat House and Shed with Mission Cross

 

 

 

 

 

Shed Frame

Shed Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filling In The Gaps – Bamboo 2

As the bamboo is woven the the naked shed begins to look more presentable and more like a building. Early July 2013

Getting there. You can see the difference between the older bamboo and the "green" bamboo

Getting there. You can see the difference between the older bamboo and the “green” bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jake’s legs give away the fact that he’s “hiding”

Ladies and Gentlemen! A. Wall

Ladies and Gentlemen! A. Wall


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Filling In The Gaps – Bamboo

After the shed’s bare skeleton is finished it is essentially naked and must be covered up so that the more genteel members of the public will not be offended!┬áNear the end of June 2013 green bamboo was cut into strips to be laced between the horizontal poles to enclose the building.

Pete, Gordon and Alyn split green bamboo

Pete, Gordon and Alyn split green bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete doing the old "in and out"

Pete doing the old “in and out”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete wishing he could just plug in a power tool and make some noise

Pete wishing he could just plug in a power tool and make some noise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green bamboo being split

Green bamboo being split

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Little Things

Although the size of the boat is impressive and the planks and ribs and keel quite large there are a hundred little things that need to be done that make a big boat.

Fred finishing an oar

Fred finishing an oar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maury saws out a weep hole along the base of the main mast step

Maury saws out a weep hole along the base of the main mast step

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALyn and Gordon shaping a butt-board used behind the joint where two planks meet to join them

ALyn and Gordon shaping a butt-board used behind the joint where two planks meet to join them

Fred, Alyn and Ernie

Fred, Alyn and Ernie


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Not always smooth sailing

Despite our best efforts sometimes things don’t go according to plan. We are, after all, human and sometimes we make mistakes and other times things just happen. Sometimes a piece of wood, after steaming, will bend just perfectly and other times it won’t. Whether its the amount of steaming or the grain or condition of the wood or other factors, who knows. In this case one of our planks cracked when it was clamped to the hull so, in order to fix it, a “dutchman” is cut out to fill the broken section.

2nd plank clamped in. Note the "dutchman" installed to repair a crack halfway back

2nd plank clamped in. Note the “dutchman” installed to repair a crack halfway back

John chiseling out the gap to fit the dutchman.

John chiseling out the gap to fit the dutchman.

The dutchman filling the gap in the gargard plank

The dutchman filling the gap in the gargard plank


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Filling In The Gaps – The Shed

June 2013

The shed is coming together~

The shed is coming together~

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Filling In The Gaps – Shed

February 2012

A rib is inside this live oak branch waiting to come out

A rib is inside this live oak branch waiting to come out

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Work on the very young keel

Work on the very young keel

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Filling In The Gaps

Building the shed January 2013

The Shed begins

The Shed begins

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Filling In The Gaps

Since there has been a gap between August 2012 and July of this year the team has graciously supplied me with some pictures to help fill in the gap so I’ll start posting them to “fill in the gap” between the pot luck that Roy Jaeger hosted back then and when I re-launched the blog…

Live Oak in the wood pile being sorted for the ribs

Live Oak in the wood pile being sorted for the ribs

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John Lubbehusen eyeing a  live oak for cutting. (somewhere in there there is a rib...)

John Lubbehusen eyeing a live oak for cutting. (somewhere in there there is a rib…)