Friday, 17 August 2012
1443 Hours So Far
I am sure that a hefty fillet of oak will add strength to the stem and stern. To that end I cut up some finest European oak with the radial arm saw and bandsaw. The stock is so heavy and hard that my tools were really struggling to cope, but by being patient and letting the blade do the work, we managed to get there in the end.
The fillets fit very well, although this is more luck than judgement. I am sure that if I am unfortunate enough to ram another vessel down they are likely to come off worse than me!