So, while my family is away on vacation and I have the basement to myself, I commenced to lofting, cutting and gluing as much as I could. My Dad stopped in to "supervise" and was kind enough to play delivery truck driver for me as I picked up a load of Eastern White Pine for my framing pieces. The folks at Boards and Beams have a nice stack of decent EWP boards at a very reasonable price. They were very helpful and will get my repeat business if needed (gun'ls...).
It all starts with lofting the lines onto the panels:
|Lofting begins with a side panel|
|looking forward to the bow|
And then you come to the cursing part. At some point, my methodical process broke down and I missed a measurement. That mistake took place very early in the marking so I made the vast majority of the marks incorrectly. Those marks received little nail holes and the nail holes were connected by a very long pencil mark before I found the mistake. At the aft end I found my batten forming an odd shape, certainly not fair:
|S-curves are not in the plan!|
Once I re-checked the measurements, I realized what I had done. And I cursed. Then I turned off the lights and watch a movie.
I would go on to correct the matter, but it was a little unnerving to have made such a silly mistake since I thought I was being so careful, checking off the measurements on the plan sheet as I went along. ANyway...
I spent the following day outdoors, building a cutting table, buying lumber (thanks again Dad) and cutting parts that I correctly marked. Since my dad was so busy supervising, there are few photos.