Wednesday, 20 January 2016

CABIN SIDES CONTINUE   

 This is how the day began on perhaps the coldest day this winter.
We were all warmly wrapped up.

 
   Apprentice Dave prepared the starboard (right) rear, cabin corner post.He cut the rebate (groove) which the cabin side will sit in 

 

and tried it for fit.........perfect......eventually !

 







This was then clamped in position. Note the support prop in place to keep the corner upright.


 The adjoining cabin plank is "first fitted" (temporarily ) in the rebate and clamped.


 The aft cabin sides are now in place  and the posts to frame the entry into the cabin can be made.










 Shipwright Dave begins their creation  from a 3 meter length of iroko,
which is cut to size, planed and a rebate added.

Today's final picture shows the port (left) post in place and Apprentice Dave  trying to keep up on the starboard post !!!!!!


On Thursday the upright boards will be cut off and shaped to create the gentle curve of the cabin roof. 
WELL THAT'S WHAT THEY TOLD ME !
 

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