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Progress through the October 2012

Posted By on November 28, 2012

There is always a variety of work to be done around the shop. Since good wood is always at a premium, it’s practical to fix good stock that has a simple defect rather than reject it outright.

This shipwright is cutting out around a knot. He’ll glue in a triangular patch, called a “dutchman” in its place.

The frame pattern will only cut through a part of the patch, and since the futtocks are doubled up, there will be a negligible loss of strength in the frame.

As the framing progresses, the sweep and curve of the hull become more obvious.

There are also little side projects that make the shop a better place. This shipwright is cutting out dados for a new sandpaper shelf.

This is what he ended up with.

Organization helps the shop run much more smoothly.

And of course, there’s the daily work of patterning out futtocks,

and then setting up the building floor

with the mylar patterns of the completed frames.

Leading of course, to putting the frames together.

The new floors are being attached as the frames go in.

Everywhere we can save an original floor, it’s incorporated into the structure.

The same goes with deck beams.

By August, fifteen frames had been installed aft.

Sixteen by September.

Eighteen by October


And so the work goes steadily on. Here the crew are cutting rolling bevels into the frames.

Coronet’s last captain, Tim Murray, had commented earlier about the skylights that were positioned in their approximate locations during the transom reveal in July. Bob, Coronet’s owner built these.

Awaiting the day when they’ll be installed for real…


One Response to “Progress through the October 2012”

  1. Tim Murray says:

    Excellent, again, Tom. Great way of keeping in touch. Thanks for your work on this.

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