Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cutting the frames

6 hours of work today, to complete the "flat out table" and to cut the frames.Here is the half completed table;

and here it is completed, with Cinzia already trying to keep it clean.

Then we traced the bulkhead shapes from the fullsize patters and cut them using a small circular saw. The amas bulkheads were cut two at a time from two stacked plywood sheets.

Here I am with the first couple of frames (the amas transoms):

And here is the complete set of frames

Next time we'll start to work on the hull panels.

Total work time to date: 9 hours

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Building the "flat out table"

Well, back from a sailing week in Greece, now it looks like we're ready to go. The first sawdust was produced in the morning of October 19th, 2013. Not much: we worked about 3 hours on the "flat out table" which is not yet complete... Here's a view of the "shipyard" minutes before the real start:

On the left is the plywood stack; on the far left there are the particle board sheets and the sawhorses, on the far right, on the floor,  are some 2-by-4 (4.5x9 cm) planks, each 15' (4.5 m) long.
Here I am sawing to length one of the planks which will be butt blocked to a full length one to make the 20' (6m) girders for the flat out table.

Total work time to date: 3 hours

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Plywood is here!

Press stop: 22 sheets of marine okoumé plywood, 2.50m x 1.22m, in thicknesses fron 6 to 19mm, for a total weight of 230 kg, have been delivered today.