Month: March 2014

  • First bend

    First bend was successful, here’s a gratuitous picture of the wood on the form. It bent quite easily after fifteeen minutes of steaming, 1/4″ thick. You can never own enough clamps!

  • Bending a new stem

    The past few weeks have not been great in terms of boat restoration. Every project has its highs and lows, and last weekend saw the project in a state of despair. Lighting a match under the boat seemed like a viable option. Before I get into details, I purchased some quarter-sawn white oak for the…