Wow, I haven't posted since September 19, 2019. I've had very little shop time. My Daughter is being treated for a serious medical problem. She is a divorced mother of two adult boys that are out on there own, so It has fallen to me to be the care giver. When she was 16 in 1988 she was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin's disease. She was cured with radiation treatments that lasted six months. The treatment damaged the heart and lungs.
She had open heart surgery to replace the Aortic Heart Valve with a metal mechanical device. That was on Sept. 26, and was very successful. The trouble started three days later when edema set in which caused her kidneys to become stressed. This then led to full dialysis for more than a week. The heart developed a heart block which required a Pacemaker to be implanted. After 60 days in University of Pennsylvania Hospital she came home two days before Thanksgiving. The following week she started to vomit blood and had to be rushed to the local Hospital for surgery to repair a bleeder in the stomach. This was caused by a high level of Coumadin the in the blood, this is the only drug that works with a metal replacement valve to keep it open. Her level must be checked three times a week.
Things are now back to almost normal, but it will be at least six more months.
On to the Longboat.
Here is some of the iron work in preparation of rigging.
This is a small jig to shape the deadeyes. The pins were inserted in the dowel to hold the deadeyes while turning to sand them.
This just shows the size. A 3/8" dowel and a 3/8" depression in a scrape of ply.
The pins hold the deadeye while it is turned on the plastic backed sanding film.
Here are the before and after.
This is a frame for stretching the silkspan for the main sail. The inside opening is 15.5 X 15.5 inches. The brown paper packing tape is applied to a wet sheet of silkspan to stretch the material.
Here the sail plan is taped to a cutting board, then covered with wax paper. Then the silkspan, which has been coated with 10 washes, is then mounted over the plan. Next the seams are inked on with a drafting pen. The ink is a thicker wash of the same acrylic paint used to coat the sail, unbleached white and a small amount of neutral grey.
The seams have been added. It was done with two passes because the drafting pen could not be opened to the correct width. the first passes must be dry before adding the second pass.
The doublings, edge seams, and the reef bands have been added with acrylic matt medium.
That it for now, hope to be back soon.