Sunday, February 26, 2012

Laser Etched MAID

New images of an old friend. Learning the laser at NextFab.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3D Scanner

Using Next Engine to scan a 3D file of the cruiser OPLYMPIA. Take longer than you might think. Assembling the scans means learning new software and matching surfaces.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Whaleboat & To N Fro Stem

nice curves

stern end of outwales
centerboard slot

new stem scarfed in on To N Fro

My favorite flash

Saturday, February 11, 2012

W & W

Whaleboat only needs three more frames. Her outwales are fitted.

Two Whitehalls are being built by both volunteers and CHAD students. One will be carvel planked, and the other will be lapstrake. There will be an upside-down build and a right-side up build. The next two pix are the carvel molds set up.

The last pic shows the stem-keel-skeg assembly ready to brace to the ceiling for the lapstrake boat. These boats were lofted by Nick

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rocking Boat

Bruce actually finished this a while ago. Pretty sweet.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

To N Fro Photos

Scarph joint where new keel meets old

Peeling back the planking to get at the stem

New knee and rotten stem (black area on the vertical board)

from the inside looking out

Damaged planks removed. Found two ribs that are partially rotten.

fitting new oak keel, pix from port side view

refining line with batten

using awls to pick up measurements, old keel in background

marking and fitting new keel

Damage to planking., 1/4" of wood was preventing a breach in the hull


Installing new keel with bronze bolts. Thank you Fritz for all Photos and captions.