Excellent times Saturday as I took advantage of a Christmas gift of another day in the Apprentice for a Day program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. I hadn’t been there since the passing of Dan Sutherland,who ran the program for the past few years and a much-missed genius. Happily the program has [...]
Voila,the seats are ready. I have been working on them at night or during glue cures,and they have come along well. Here is the middle one. The plans specify cut-outs on the ends of the seats;I added my own flavor of these cut-outs.
I have also installed both chine logs,and [...]
So I got the plywood,some good quality,from what I can tell,marine fir. That in hand,it was time to start getting big pieces together,starting with the sides.
The plans call for five 4×8 sheets of 1/4″plywood,2 1/3 of which go into the sides. The Getting Started in Boats [...]
I have begun gathering the lumber and hardware for the Peace Canoe project. It is,by the way,AMAZINGLY difficult to find appropriate plywood. Even specialty places around here –and while we are not a maritime center here in DC,we aren’t land-locked,either –seemed to have a hard time once “marine grade”[...]