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Thursday, June 16, 2011

More bow work on Rosie Parks

Cutting into the bow prepping to add a replacement piece.

Jenn Kuhn, chiseling away the wood around the bolts.

Marc Barto and his man clamp

With the help of the man clamp and jack the shipwrights have supported the bow, removed the wood surrounding the bolts and are ready to pound out the old bolts. 
Parker, Josh and Natalie White, Bronza Parks third and fourth generation family members.

Parker and shipwright apprentice, Jenn Kuhn, are sawing off the tops of sweet nails.

President Langley Shook isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.

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