Posted by: Alan Richards | June 14, 2009

Day 56 – 14 June 2009 – Some Progress

The keelson is getting fitted to the stem.  I had a choice of using white oak or a softer wood such as v.g. clear douglas fir for the keelson – since quarter sawn white oak is what was available in the wood shop, that is what I decided on.  The guy in the wood store recommended against using any wood that might not be durable in a marine environment – he steered me to teak, which at $25 / board foot was out of the question. I hope that the oak being such a hard and stiff wood will not be a lot of work to plane to shape and that it will bend down to the stern okay.

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  1. Wow. What an amazingly beautiful undertaking. I’m so glad you are chronicling it.


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