Friday, April 11, 2014

Keeling It

We marked the stem where it hits the keel, so we could cut the stem off
We were using the thickness planer to make the wood thinner to use for our stern stem.

We were gluing the wood we planed down to the stem to make it thicker.
Shaving down the stem so it will fit with the keel.  We were working hard on the boat. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Stick Together

Spreading epoxy on the laminations to make the outer stem.
We strapped the outer stem on the bow of the boat.
We glued the keel of our boat to make it longer. Also on the work bench are finished outer stems.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Steaming Strapping Strips

With a birds eye view you can see the oars.  Also, we were putting a new blade into the jigsaw.
We were cutting a curve on the blade of a oar. 

We were cutting the stock for the outer stem stock.


We used a Thickness Planer to plane down the strips for the outer stems.
We used the steam box to get the strips to bend over the curve of our boat.
We did the same thing at the stern of the boat.

Keel 'n Oar and A Whole Lot More

Here's a close-up, we tapered the blade of the oar.
We used the bandsaw to straighten out this board, it will be our boat's keel. The species of wood is White Oak.
Using the spokeshave to eight-side the oars.