Friday, 9 November 2018

PROGRESS IS SLOW BUT CONSTANT
Since my last blog money has been in short supply.

Wednesday Phil now works alone when he wants  to (usually 2 to 3 half days a week.)
Under advice of trustee Ron, Phil  works on jobs he is confident in doing.
 He has now made a variety of blocks for rope pulleys
15 thus far.

 Phil then began making hardwood cleats to secure ropes to .

Having come up with a desirable pattern, this was drawn round to make 8 similar cleats.


the curves were difficult to cut so Phil used a pillar drill to make the curves. 

Then using the band saw, cut the straight edges forming the basic shape




 Having drilled the screw holes to secure them,  they were counter sunk for a smooth finish




 Wednesday Phil gained confidence from this and then progressed to his next task.....








STANCHION POST HOLDERS
 These holders will support upright posts which will hold the guard rail around the boat to stop anyone falling overboard,
 They are made from 8 cm off cut blocks of oak and are placed at 6 foot intervals on the toe rail and screwed and glued in place with epoxy resin.
Care had to be taken to make them vertical which proved difficult when working single handed.
20 have been made  and fixed. 

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