Now on to the last deck beam the masik. I choose to
make it from a pine branch which has the riight bend
which allows me to make a thinner but just as strong
First up finding the right height and curve by making some
batterns and getting in and out and test sitting.
Now to find a nice piece of pine to make the masik
with. Thats my baby in the middle :)
Here is the branch I choose from my father-in-laws
summer home. The template I made from the measurements
I got from the batterns.
Next fleshing it out with a power-planer and sawing
and and chiseling to get the rough form.
Here it is with most of the rough wood removed.
Next a box to get the angles against the gunwhales.
And then adding the marks to the masik.
The finished masik.
And here it is in place fixed in with two trunnels on either
Next up the the deck ridges..