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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Smith Island Skiff and Rushton Florida Rowboat at AFAD, CBMM

Stem & gains with some varnish

Frame to keep Rushton in shape while varnishing

Bill & Casey helped with the varnish

Varnish brings mahogany keel & sheer & cedar planks to life

Mack tries out the deck

The supports for the front deck added

John & John continue to work on the knees for the Smith Island Skiff
Why use an electric chopsaw when a handheld Japanese Saw will do?

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