Posted by: Alan Richards | January 17, 2010

Day 280 – Interior Work

Finally started up again after a month and a half-long break.  Got some African mahogany pieces glued up for the thwarts.  Tom at Dallas Hardwood Lumber who helped me with this,  is ex-merchant navy and knows about waterproof glues and had some good advice about how to stop the thwarts from cupping by making them of several strips glued up.

Put one riser on.  I am not skilled enough with a spoke shave to make the curved shapes and so I cut it out roughly with the bandsaw and then used a thin plywood template and my router to make a smooth cut.  I can use the same template for both ends of all the riser pieces.  Followed the instructions in Greg Rossel’s book for getting the back of the riser to fit to the shape of the planking.

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