Friday, July 20, 2012

The Backbone Comes Together

All of the keel parts  I made in the basement and garage. And as soon as the boat shed was completed I could not wait to get these parts in the shed and put together. The part to the left sets on the shaft log and the stern post attaches to the  long point. The part is upside down here. The part below is an uncut deadwood that will backup the stern post or stem.

In my new shed I'm fitting the keel together. Lots of planing and sanding and heavy lifting goes into the portion of the project, but watching the backbone come together is a real exciting point in the boat building process. Behind me BTW is the half frames which I built in the garage over the last 8 months.

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