CHOOSING THE RIGHT WOOD FOR THE JOB
All the wood for the boat is carefully selected from a saw mill where it is cut from whole tree trunks.Selection depends on type of tree and desired shape of any bendy bits. Adrian, the saw mill owner, is very supportive of the project and has his own wooden Nobby boat.
The trunks can be sawn to any thickness with a maximum length of 30 feet on this mill.Dave, our new shipwright, and Adrian discuss the required cuts.He then cuts the slabs and delivers them to Conwy Quay.
The patterns taken from the boat are laid on the cut planks to check for fit and run of the grain.Adrian gives us a great deal of his time to select the correct pieces. Thanks !
P.S. Notice the rough sawn beams Adrian made to build his barn . ( A wonderful building )