The wood is being softened in hot water this time, instead of the steam box, so that it can be worked with over longer periods of time.
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Apprentice For A Day Smith Island Skiff & Rushton Florida Rowboat at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum March 2011
Ribs or Frames for Rushton get 6 coats of Captain's Spar Varnish while it's still easy to apply
Combing's purple grain will be covered with white paint in Smith Island Skiff
John & John work on sizing the combing for SIS
Decking for Smith Island skiff will get a combing
Rushton Florida Model Rowboat needs varnish before adding ribs (or frames)
Braces keep Rushton's shape for sanding & varnishing
Mack & his friend Dan put first coat of 3-2-1 "oil" inside the SI Skiff
Mack stands for photo while Dan dips his brush for more 3-2-1 oil on SISkiff
Rushton begins to shine with a few coats of varnish
Seems a shame to scuff the Rushton with 220 grit & remove that early varnish shine
Saturday, March 19, 2011
You can be a part of the boatbuilding when you enroll for a day or more in our Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program. Bob and Mary Sue Treynelis have also purchased this boat, so they will be enjoying the rowboat soon. Come watch it all happen right now...weekends at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. And when you see Bob or Mary Sue, make sure you mention seeing their work here!
The boat has been moved to the painting room for these steps
Bob and Mary Sue Treynelis sound down yet another coat of varnish. She's beautiful!
Mary Sue along with CBMM's Richard Scofield will be chatting live with the 2 Boomer Babes on Delmarva Public Radio next Saturday, broadcasting from the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD. Be sure to listen or stop by for the lively chat about building Chesapeake Bay boats.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Stem & gains with some varnish
Frame to keep Rushton in shape while varnishing
Monday, March 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The shipwrights and their apprentices have been busy leathering the boom jaws for Edna.
|Folding the leather and preparing to nail into place.|
|Starting to fold and pin the leather into place.|
Thursday, March 3, 2011
|Sam, Frank, Casey & Bob work from one stem to the |
other to remove the SikaFlex caulking that oozed between