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Saturday, March 31, 2012

AFAD - North Shore Sailing Dinghy & Smith Island Skiff

Casey starts the breast hook pattern

Cutting & steaming the sassafras made the small boatshop smell like sweet rootbeer

That's a large clamp for a small boat

Chris, Casey, Bernie & Doc John fit one hot piece of sassafras

Chris & Casey push & pound to get 3/4 x 3/4 frame to fit

Bernie & doc John then judge the fit

Chris takes that steaming wood across his knee.  Don't try this at home.

She's looking pretty from above

The Smith Island Skiff components are being installed. We do go from one project to another as time & necessity allows or forces.  That's AFAD - many small steps that lead to some small crafts.
Plenty of seating for family & friends.

Paint covers most & bright work (varnish) will show some of the woods

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