AFTER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS ITS UPDATE TIME
Over the past few weeks since the last blog, Apprentice Dave has finished the forward hatch and is now perfecting his christmas present for his daughter "Jack In A Box"
Then he completed the flooring in the forward bunk section and moved on to make slats in the wet store.
He is now on light duties as muscle tears and tendon inflammation, due to repetative strain, is reminding him that he's no longer a young whipersnapper and he has to ham it up to win a compensation claim !
Once first fitted (making sure all fits correctly) they are bent into place using brute force ( called Dave) and sealed with mastic sealant.
Dave does this by cutting both ends into a wedge which marry up exactly as in the picture.( click on the picture to see the detail )
These are then clamped together with a mastic core and bolted together for a rigid joint. It's a joy to see the precision !
Dave made the template from plywood and five layers of wood were bent and glued together to form the lamination.
Shipwright Dave looked on with satisfaction ( as an artist might view a picture ).
We all knew he was some kind of artist !
to be continued !