Today in boatbuilding we started to plane the last of the corners on the mast to make it round. We stopped using the auto plane and went back to a hand planer to finish up and get it ready to sand. While my partner and I were working on the mast, others were using saws and chisels to create handles on the oars and started to plane them to make them eight sided, then sixteen sided, and so on. Others are working on the sprit, trying to make it eight sided and getting it ready to sand. A few of the students are finishing up the rigging. They are seizing blocks which means they are putting ropes through blocks to make sure they don’t slip.