Friday, April 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sjekte 7: planking the garboard

We start with rift sawn white oak boards

Once the boards have surfaced and cut to size, they are located on the CNC router for machining. This includes routing out a third lap where two planks meet and a half lap at the bow and stern

Next, we steam the board to make it bend to the shape defined by the ribs

Now that board has been steamed, it can be located and bent into place, we will follow this same process for all 11 planks

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sjekte 6: turning the keel

Now that the ribs are set, we use the rotisserie to turn the boat skeleton to enable planking