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Thread: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

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    Default Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyweather View Post
    On tapering.
    Would it work to start with a small hollow, glue up halves, taper the top, hollow the foot and then glue the halves together?


    Sorry, but I'm not sure what you're getting at with this. The taper of the mast is determined by the taper of the staves. With birdsmouth construction there is no hollowing, as such.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    Photos fixed.
    Hi Jim, you seem to have fixed the photos but now there are none visible.
    Is it just from my end?

    Steve

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    Default Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    All sorted out. Thanks

    Jim

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    Default Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    I'm late to this party, but do you have any photos and/or description of fitting the blocking within the mast, for the solid sections at top and bottom?

    I'm considering building Bucephalus a BM sitka spruce mast to replace her current (very heavy) solid blue spruce mast, but very uncertain whether I'm skilled enough for the job. Seeing Mascot's beautiful example is rather intimidating, but the thread is very educational as well.

    (Thank you for making sure all the photos are there!)

    Alex

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    Default Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Quote Originally Posted by Pitsligo View Post
    I'm late to this party, but do you have any photos and/or description of fitting the blocking within the mast, for the solid sections at top and bottom?

    I'm considering building Bucephalus a BM sitka spruce mast to replace her current (very heavy) solid blue spruce mast, but very uncertain whether I'm skilled enough for the job. Seeing Mascot's beautiful example is rather intimidating, but the thread is very educational as well.

    (Thank you for making sure all the photos are there!)

    Alex
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    Default Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Thanks Jim!! I have a birds mouth mast in my near future and I am particularly interested in the way you glued it up one at a time. I will have a good read when I'm home from work.

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