Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Planking update

The last two weeks have certainly brought some changes to the Shallop Shed.
The September school year began, and the Morse High School students went back to their “day job” of going to school. Myself and the loyalist group of volunteers, pressed on with the building of the Shallop. We faired and sanded the double sawn frames and tweaked and adjusted making ready for planking. We also began scarfing the cedar that we got from Bruce Tweedy. A young apprentice named Peter came by after school to help out as well, working on the rudder.

Sept 6th was a day off for everyone, it being Labor Day, so Tuesday we started fitting garboard planks. We hung the second garboard on Weds and I spiled the first boards. Peter, Jody and Charles all started coming in after school and on Weds morning Peter came in at 7 before school and we build a steam box. I put it to use right away and we steamed both ends of the 1st boards this week. We all ended the week on a very good note.
Will West

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