Sunday, October 6, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Her you see Tauno cutting planks from locust tree that was removed in downtown Salem New York. We were able to produce about a dozen planks 2 inches by 18-26 inches, by approximately 12 feet. We'll let these dry over the winter and use them to make the traditional Slocum Spray gallows.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
You see the modification I made to the gammon iron below. We'll be moving this fitting to the bow. ( more precisely we will be using it as a gammon iron vs. a cranse- I think that is correct!) When it was in service on a friend's boat it was a few feet beyond the bow. This fitting had pulpit pipe supports on each side which will no longer work. I cut them both off and am beginning to refinish the fitting. I first use the grinder, then various grades of sandpaper with a random orbital sander, then use a high speed buffing wheel. I use a double wheel, first tripoli, then rouge.
Monday, May 20, 2013
As I previously mentioned, the rudder was made from locust that was cut on Tauno's property. Individual sections were epoxied around a stainless steel frame. We're close to installation. ( looking for a used stuffing box)