|Our white oak is gorgeous stuff, I feel bad using if for boat timbers and not furniture.|
|White oak stem, glued with resorcinol.|
|Transom support. (not sure of the real name)|
You can see in this close up of the stem forefoot how the TBIII penetrates the fibers of the wood allowing you to cut and plane the laminations to a feathered edge.
Once the cuts were complete I took a rough measurement off of the plans and placed the forefoot where it will be installed. It's a good feeling watching the keel take shape.
We still have two more laminations to glue up and one of them is over 17' long! I'll have to get my father involved again for that one. I better hurry while we have warm temperatures and before he goes in for another knee replacement.
The summer is winding down and we've been blessed with warmer temperatures. It's actually been warmer in September than in August so we will probably be making a trip to the lake this weekend. The nice part about this part of the project is that the machining of the boards can be done whenever I have a little time. I can do a few after work each night then do the glue ups on the weekends.
We'll continue to press on as time allows. With school back in session and the related activities, time is often a rare commodity. I continue to really enjoy the time that I do have to devote to the project.
We press on in pursuit of our dream and we hope you find time to work on yours as well!