Thursday, 29 May 2008

Gunwales finished

After finishing the last of the deck-beams mortises the last task on the gunwales was to
bevel the inside edge of the rails.

The bevelling lines were marked out with a simple notched

The bevel is to keep the top of the rails flat and help when
the cloth is stretched over the top edge.

Here they are in all there beauty.

Now for some forms for shaping the gunwales. These
will help decide the shape and handling of the final

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