Monday, 19 July 2010
Talking the Plank. Take heed you who would venture here.
Firstly ensure that the positions of the lands- plank overlaps are marked on the forward and side faces of the inner stem. You can get these positions from the paper template Alec Jordan provides.
Bevel the keelson to take the edge of the first plank, this level is just an extension of the flat on the mould.
Next, start to bevel the inner stem, its important not to take too much off here, and the angle has to be just right to provide a good glueing face.
Firstly mark the finished width of the front of the inner stem. This combined width of the two plank edges and the tapered stem should be the same as the original stem so that the outer stem will fit exactly onto it. See below.