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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Starling Project - Part 15
The first of the side panels was glued and nailed on today. It was a more difficult job than the bottom panels because I had to hold, bend and manipulate a G - cramp without letting go of the panel. So it was all strategically placed knees and hands while I attempted to get a few furtive stabilising whacks with a hammer and nails.
Except for the smallest wood plane at the bottom of the picture (which is used for cross grain planing) I have recently completed full restoration work on these planes. Now they are coming into their own planing, trimming and finishing the boats stringers and plywood panels. The top plane which is the longest one really showed its usefulness today when I was planing the excess off the long overlapping plywood panels. Tomorrow I will put the last side panel on and fill all the countersunk screws and gripfast nails with 'Epifill'. Then she will be ready for sheathing in fiberglass before being turned upright for the deck to go on.