America's Most Historic Yacht

Progress through May, 2010

| August 31, 2010

At the risk of getting too wrapped up in tool lust, I thought I should point out a few more tools that you won’t normally find at a boat shop that nonetheless are, if not critical, extremely useful on a large timber project like this.  Many of these tools come out of the log home […]

Progress through April, 2010

| August 30, 2010

The guys have been using the lofting this month to continue making parts. In particular, they’ve been working out the details for making futtocks.  One of the great things about the level of detail in these drawings is that both the front and back shapes of the futtocks are drawn in. One face is drawn […]

Progress through March 2010

| August 9, 2010

Working with large timber projects presents some tricky problems that you don’t really run into when working on small boats.  One of these involves drilling holes.  How exactly DO you drill a hole through 24” of oak, and come out exactly where you want to on the other side?  If your angle is off even […]

Progress through February 2010

| August 4, 2010

More work on the keel, and some big honkin’ tools.