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Thursday, December 23, 2010

And then there were eight

The boom for Edna is still four-sided.
"The first step to roundness," says Shipwright Apprentice Joe Green "is to take it to eight sides. By making this jig a spar gauge, it'll give us the lines to create an octagon."

Making the spar gauge

The arrows point to the four sides of the original timber.

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