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Monday, February 6, 2012

Baker skiff build and Smith Island skiff in the January sun

Casey(center) gets a clamp on as John & Dan watch
Tricia & John Herr are enjoying their first AFAD day as Casey looks at the Baker skiff taking shape

John & Tricia have a rhythm as he pre-drills & she drives copper clench nails

John & Tricia survey the progress as Dan debriefs the process of lapstrake building

The garboard attached with silicon bronze ringnails
Dan applies some steam
The old wallpaper steamer heats up
Do we have enough clamps?
Copper color sparkles inside the box.  It won't be seen again until the first restoration in a few decades.
Smith Island Skiff out in the January sun.  Nice lines.
The transom awaits an outboard for the 2012 boating season
John drills as Tricia clenches

Great family time at at AFAD
Bernie Bise, a third year AFAD participant watches as Doc John demonstrates the scarf jig for Doug Kohl.  The threesome planed & re-sawed 5 of the six pairs of planks over the past two weekends.

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