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Monday, January 30, 2012

Baker sailing dinghy gets its' shape at AFAD

Playing with the battens is Bernie's favorite part of the build process.  This is his third year at AFAD after his children bought him a journeyman's special as a thoughtful gift.
After Julie spent hours of adjustments with Bernie, Dan comes in to talk to her about the great results.

Apprentice for a day, Mike is glad to see some of his work getting clamped on for the last of the day's dozen fittings with volunteers Casey & Mary Sue.
Dan comes over to give Mary Sue, Mike & Casey some advice as they clamp the garboard plank onto the Baker sailing dinghy.  Having started with a 16' plank of Atlantic white cedar, they've brought it to the point of two nearly finished planks.

Seeing Bernie between the battens seems apropos in this shot Doc John took from the other side of the strong back, between the molds.

This craft is already showing its' beautiful lines.

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