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Thread: A Whiily Tern in Oz

  1. #386
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    Default Re: A Whilly Tern in Oz

    The beam under the mast partner was glued on today. Both pieces are Tasmanian Myrtle. The beam can just be seen peeking out under the mast partner in the 2nd photo.



    PeterW

  2. #387
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    Default Re: A Whilly Tern in Oz

    Normal shed operations are almost back underway with the Thames Skiff 'splashed' and back to its own shed. One hold-up has been a commission from my wife for a new sewing desk for 2 machines. That is also just about done so thoughts have turned to the spars. The mast, boom and yard will be hollow Douglas Fir: some overkill with the hollow approach but it is a more interesting way to build (IMHO) and makes best use of available sizes. Layup will be straight pieces, tapered and shaped after glue-up, rather than bird's mouth construction.

    PeterW

  3. #388
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    Default Re: A Whilly Tern in Oz

    Mast building is progressing well with the 2 outer staves cut on the bandsaw with a plethora of props and braces to support the timber. 12:1 scarphs have been cut and glued up ready for the inner pieces to be attached. Mast building with clear Douglas Fir and a sharp plane would have to be one of the most pleasant tasks tof the project to date.





    Final glue-up.

    PeterW

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