I have now prepared all the bits of wood for the two sides of the boat. I am basically pre-fabricating as much as possible, whilst the weather is a bit too cold to glue anything yet. Which is going to be frustrating because I am nearly ready to glue up. There will be a bit of tweaking when I glue up, most likely!
Anyway. Most of the work is being done with hand tools. I have a band saw, and a circular saw but the bits of woods are mostly too big to man-handle on the bandsaw, and I don't like the circular saw! Besides, it's often quicker to pick up the handsaw rather than setting up the circular saw, plugging it in, putting dust mask on, ear defenders, etc.
So, here are a few photos. As the sides are practically as long as the marquee, it's difficult to take pictures of the whole lengths. The frames, 2' x 6', are placed 3ft apart.
|Overall view of both sides|
|Mostly hand cut, including the few curves|
|Starboard side, seen from the stem|
|One of the scarf joints|
|Yet one more!|