New hand rails were required on a Penzance boat. I made and fitted Iroko rails that will remain unvarnished providing better grip.
Some more work on the Porthleven fishing boat Girl Ruth. New inhale, sheer section, capping, stringers, sole bearer, trim, sheathing and steamed ribs.
Ben Harris happily receives his spars for the Auk commission. The dinghy is very beautiful.
The centre line will be fastened using 3/8″ copper rod and bronze screws. All is seasoned oak which is very hard to plane. The planking stock and timber for future builds should arrive in Porthleven next week. There will be two larch logs and an oak log sawn and sticked.
Veryan incurred some damage to the teak cockpit. The bumpkin was forced through the timber creating the effect below. The new step was fabricated by Keith, and galvanised. This was fastened with hot dipped coach screws to the underside of the beams. The 20mm teak panel was then tidied up and replaced using a spline …
This is the second half of the making of the branding iron. The oars are now being branded before varnishing.
At St Justin my Dad is helping me by making a cast bronze branding iron featuring the Scullywag logo. Here are some images of the machining process before the lost wax casting.
Ben Harris is building an 8′ Auk to commission. The spars will be provided by Scullywag. The following images show the spars without varnish, leathers, cleats or rigging.