Mast staves

Today I glued the scarf-joints of the staves for the mast. These timbers (Hoop Pine) have been sitting in the shed for the last 5 months. They lost a bit of weight while drying out. One has a slight twist, but I don’t think it will become an issue. I cleaned the glue lines in the tabernacle and covered the screws heads with epoxy. These screws are deeply  countersunk so that the heads are about 2 mm below the surface.