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Thursday, January 12, 2012

AFAD January 2012 at CBMM -Baker's North Shore Dinghy & a Smith Island Skiff

Sam & Casey cutting the transom for the North Shore Dingy

Getting those compound angles around a curve is tricky

R.H. Baker's 1965 plans for this sail\row boat

This shows the shape of the transom
Changing to the right blades and considering how many cuts to make helps move this along

Scout and John take a tour of the various projects underway at AFAD

John is considering what he needs to scribe the inner decking.  After he makes that simple tool, some hand planing will be done to exactly match the deck with the knees of the Smith Island Skiff.

Sam and Bernie lay the keelson on the molds

That beautiful piece of mahogany guides them as they consider some minor adjustments to the molds

Getting the front angle correct is critical before the gunwales are cut to final size

It's a shame the angilique inner stem won't be seen.  This is true of many of the details built into any boat.

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