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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lessons for Shipwright Apprentices

Captain Marc, who is teaching our shipwright apprentices, is teaching the four different methods of making a pattern.

This is the popsicle stick method marking inboard & outboard edges of the missing margin board.

This is the spline stick method.

These are the offsets taken off the datum line at 6" increments.

Datum line with 6" incriments

Apprentices are lopping off the protruding plug tops.

Apprentices; Joe & Jenn are installing the last bit of Ednas' decking.

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