Job List for 8 August

First, last week’s progress.

We got on with trimming the surplus pieces off the mould and frame sections and there’s a lot more of this to be done before we can assemble them on the building base.

Construction of the building base itself was completed.

The brackets were all cleaned up and since Wednesday some progress has been made with laminating the first stem section.

This Wednesday we can:-

Finish the Mould and Frame Pieces

Cut off the webs, smooth the frame sections for assembly.

We should cut the cross-spalls and dry fit everything for later assembly next week once the caterpillar is done.

A minor change of plan – it’s very useful to have the building base on which to laminate the stem sections, so we’ll delay permanent assembly to allow this.

Laminate another stem piece

We’ll check the one that’s been done, reset the brackets and do another.

 Tools and stuff report:-

If you have a Japanese pull-saw or similar please bring it. Having only one causes log-jams.

Don’t forget to collect used plastic tubs and bring them along. We need all we can get.

Some clear light plastic sheeting will be useful, to keep glue off the laminating board.

One thought on “Job List for 8 August

  • August 9, 2012 at 12:41 am

    What a great experience tonight laminating one of the inner stems. Start to finish an hour and a quarter and we made a complex curve that is a vital part of the boat.

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