Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More Work on Stem and Stern

Wooden trunnels firms up the stern post.
Stern post is being set in place - for good!

This late afternnon shot is of sheer legs, stern post and tenon.

Harold and Chuck checking out the fit of the next piece
  Harold has spent a good deal of time on the stem and stern over this week and some of the pictures here by Dan Tobyne are spectacular. On Saturday, young Zach, Chuck and Harold had a long day but were able to beautifully attach critical pieces to the stern and secure the stern post. Prior to that, it was somewhat precariously held by a chain and sheer legs. At the moment, the author of this blog, is on a "hardship" assignment in Bermuda -(seriously - its a fun assignment) but thanks to Dan we can keep you updated on what is going on in the yard this week. Also, check out the website to see the continually updated photographs of the Ardelle in progress.


  1. In the picture I am cutting the top of the stem knee with an alaska chain saw mill which is an accurate way of getting out stright cuts with a chain saw.
    - Harold

  2. In the picture "PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER" a temporary sled is being used to guide some sort of cutting tool. Can you give me more info?

    October 6, 2010 7:02 AM