Sunday, 27 July 2008

Stem plates

Now on to securing the ends with stem-plates.

First Setting up the Japanese saw with a stop and sawing
out to help with chiselling the recess for the plates.

Then on to cutting the plates and planning them to fit the slot.
After that the upper surface is planned and filed to make a
nice transition between the gunwales and the cutwaters.

Finally the plates are fixed in place with dowling and trunnels.

Then the plates are trimmed and planned on the edge
and the whole piece is sanded.

Both plates in place and sitting pretty.

Next up the masik, the last deck beam.

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