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Friday, October 19, 2012

A new log for Edna's Bottom

Our 1889 bugeye, the Edna E. Lockwood, is getting a new log for her bottom. The shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers began with a round log and using traditional tools, like an adz, began to shape the wood.

India and Michael use power tools to begin shaping Edna's log.

Shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers helps shape the log.

Here's where a pattern in Edna's hull is made before the wood is cut.

A view from below the stern starboard side.

The new chunk of wood for Edna, looking aft down the starboard side.

Mike continues shaping another log for Edna.

Shipwright apprentice Joe Larochelle gets a little help from some visitors.

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