Thursday, 7 January 2010

Can you tell what it is yet?

The next stage of the Coot build will involve fitting the interior. The next logical step will be to fit the centreboard case but due to the Big Freeze over the Christmas period, currently forecast to last a week or two yet, no glueing can be done.
So to keep myself at least partially occupied i've been noodling away doing some tool making. One of the trickiest stages is making the floors, especially as they have to be a snug fit in the plank lands. So in an attempt to make things easier for myself i've followed a suggestion I saw in Iain Oughtreds book.

Its made from some Ash I had left over from Caitlin, which has been looking for a use all these years. The slots were routed out, and a few bolts and wing nuts from B&Q keep it all together. It took a good afternoon to make it but hopefully it should make this stage a bit easier, we will see.

It should be fairly self explanitory from the photo's how it works.

We'll see how it works in practice in a few days but so far I'm pretty chuffed with it.