Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Beautiful Backbone built by our Students!
The backbone is, of course, a replica of that old west cork 16ft clinker boat, which we pulled out of a hedge last spring and have since lofted. We have tried to keep as close as possible to the original.
The materials used were: oak for the stem, apron, keel, hog, transom knee and deadwood, and douglas fir for the transom.
Encouraged by the success of this one, we're already making preparations for our next workshop, which will reveal the techniques of Clinker Planking.
It will take place on the 23- 25th February.