Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scarfs, Battens and Knees

Today it was a rainy day. Only 8 kids showed up today. We finished making the battens to go around the outside of the boat. We had to plane the scarfs and make them flat. Scarfs are when you cut the wood at a slant so that there is more surface and then you glue two pieces of wood together.
One of the battens broke when we tried to put it against the boat so we had to fix it.

Some of us also worked on oars.We also attached the knee to the keel with bolts. To make the bolts we had to cut a threaded rod to the right length and put bolts on each end.
Maine's First Ship Student,

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