|Project by shipwright||posted 04-30-2011 02:29 AM||4366 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
It’s annual pre-launch maintenance time at my shop right now and since I had the trailboards off for a coat of Cetol anyway I thought I’d take a few photos. I carved them three years ago and they represent my first attempt at carving.
Photo two shows the twisted lamination of three layers of 1/4” Honduras Mahogany that was required to fit the flare in the bow of my boat. This was trickier than the carving. The difficulty is in estimating the spring back so that the resulting twist just sits flat against the hull with no tension on the mounting screws.
The last two are just to show the non-sailors in the crowd what trailboards are and where they go on the boat.
“Friendship” is posted as a project here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37786
Thanks for looking,
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/