There are now 43m of first grade Celery Top Pine (CTP) for Kermadec's floor sitting in the shed. Our selection of rough sawn lengths turned out to be rather nice (second picture). Not every board is clear, but there will be enough material to have the entire floor free of 'significant' knots. Any small knots will … Continue reading Floor boards
An hour of frantic planing and sanding produced a fair amount of wood shavings and the finished nose block.
I have ordered the CNC cut plywood kit from Denman Marine in Kettering, and we picked over a pallet of Celery Top Pine for floor boards at one of the local timber suppliers. We selected about 40 m of 3" wide pieces, straight and free of major knots. The lengths vary from 2.8 m down to a about … Continue reading Spending money
After a couple of hours of attacking the tiller with a little hand plane and some sand paper, this is the result. Note that the hardwood end is still oversize, other than thickness, and it will be trimmed once the rudder has been made up. The next image shows the piece of hardwood laminated with the … Continue reading Cleaning up the tiller
If in doubt, make a tiller for the Kermadec ... so here is the glue-up: three thin slats (8mm) of Huon Pine laminated with a piece 3/4" Tassie Oak 'grafted' onto the business end, where the tiller will meet the rudder. I'll post a picture of the result, once this mess has all been cleaned up. … Continue reading Another day of tinkering
I have cut up a piece of 19 mm x 140 mm x 1,800 mm pine and glued it back together again. After cleaning up, I have now a solid piece of 2-1/4 x 4-3/4 x 18 as required for the nose of the keel. Working in feet/inches and in meters/millimeters is 'interesting'. The other project is … Continue reading The first bit of PocketShip.
Most of the 'stuff' has been moved into the new 'lock-up'. The leftover 2.2 m x .9 m sheet of yellow-tongue flooring for the lock-up, paired with 12 m of 4" x 2", was transformed into a work bench/table. The hull of the kayak/canoe has been primed and sanded, ready for some colour. I also … Continue reading Setting up shop … 2