My favorite man dressed to race in the Carnival Caper race in Chatham's First Night. He wanted to be a barkentine, but with only two masts it got abbreviated to a brig. Happy New Year!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
The 3D prints of SILENT MAID from Shapeways came today, a bit late for Christmas giving, but that was my error in uploading the model. Peter did a beautiful job creating the file in SolidWorks from the original hull drawings. One of the little models made it to the tree, sailing among the boughs.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Paul & I worked on chocks tonight, planning out all the steps involved and making some fixtures.
First, we made decisions about numbers, sizes, shapes and systems. Then, he cut & selected the oak according to grain pattern. Paul created new patterns while I made a fixture for routing. The steps involved are; roughing the strips to size, marking and drilling the pin holes for the curved router cut. cutting the groove, (that's as far as we got tonite, will finish next week.) Cleaning out the router cut, drilling pilot holes, cutting the curve for the back, shaping the top with a bandsaw cut, reassembly, shaping the sides with a bandsaw cut, making a holding fixture and rounding the edges, finishing with sanding and varnish. Lot of steps for a small production run of twenty.