Thursday, February 28, 2008

Closer Planks

The location of the aft butt joint is being marked so the plank can be cut to length.

The final rivets are being driven home. Rivets are made from copper nails. Nails use a smaller hole than screws for the same holding power. Roves are placed over the clipped ends and then the cut ends are peened over with a pneumatic air hammer. This creates excellent holding power and a very tight structure. Everything must fit tightly together first. When the hull is closed the planks will be planed, sanded and painted. Then the hull will be righted and interior work will begin.

1 comment:

Professor Fleming said...

Hi Wendy,

I am intrigued by teh curved forms. how could your skills as a boat builder be transferred to archietcture both literally in terms of form and tectonics, but also as a metaphor for quality and attention to detail?