Monday, 17 December 2007

Hi guy's

the next step in the build was to build the transom and the stem and mount them on the mold.

the transom was made from a piece of 3/4" marine ply the inside profile of the transom and it's inside bevels were transfered onto the material. This profile was routed out to a depth of 1/2" to form a rabate and the bevels were cut with a chisel using templates from the drawings. This left a 1/4" overlap to cover the endgrain of the veneers when fitted. Cheek pieces were made from 1/2" by 2" lenghts of utile hardwood to increase the glue area for the skin veneers the bevels were transfered onto these using a block plane. The transom was then mounted onto the frame in the same maner as the molds.

The stem was laminated out of two 1 1/8" by 4" by 24" utile planks. Templates of the stem profile were taken from the drawings and marked onto the blank and the stem bevel cut uing a block plane and a spoke shave. It was hard to loft the exact profile at the tip of the stem due to the angles to the skin veneers thickness being quite shape so extra material was left here to be faired up later.

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