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Framing continues ….

September 2, 2018

This series of seven photos shows the process of making a frame ready to fit to the hull. Laminates of hardwood ( similar to fence palings in profile ) are stacked and sealed in a  vinyl wrap, steam is pressured into the vinyl bag and the stack is bent into a pre-determined shape. The blue steel jig holds the stack in shape as the wood cools after the steam is shut off. The shaped timber is glued and screwed together until the glue has set. This gives the shipwrights a shaped frame to fix to the hull. Final shaping can then occur.

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