Monday, April 25, 2011

Cutting the planking

The Yellow wood planking is cut to 3mm X 1.5mm strips from wider 1.5 mm strips, for the hull planking of the Schooner I am building. At first this was a difficult task, but as time went by it became easier. Yellow Wood has a very close fine grain and bends quite well if wetted  and heated. Once the planking is completed and sanded well,  I will aplly a few coats of oil (Furnigloss) to give a natural finish.