|This is Carvalho wood wood, probably from Brazil. Often referred to as Australian Lacewood. A friend from Bazil "|
here we say Carvalho wood, the middle of the sun !
Just started this Rising Sun for Harry and Tara. Needed to draft a new spar and glued two 1/4"
plywood panels to make it. Usually there are few white Western Cedar boards but this time scored quite a few. Took the good white ones and dark ones into pile on the left below. The other pile on right is for decking, meaning they are all book matched pairs. Some really good choice pieces for this board and future boards. Lots of cutting and milling, almost whole day's worth of work, LOTS of sawdust.
Glassed and sanded. Ready for skim coat and gloss coat.
Almost finished with wood working part. Need to fit a fin box and leash plug/vent.
Rising sun panel glued and rough sanded to about 3/16" and glued to ribs and spar. First of three, maybe four 5/16" rail strips.
Frame ribs glued to spar and with two stringers to control twisting during construction. Top two plates to also stiffen the frame. The fin box needs internal bracing, Here are 1/4" balsa strips held while being glued in place Next the Rising Sun bottom deck is built.
|Dressed up, ready to go (4 oz glass)|
|Between main ribs are false ribs to add additional strength. |
| First and second 5/16 sq. railing in place |
|Mating the bottom to ribs and spar|
|Ready to glue up|
|First two deck plates|
|Lighting holes in spar|
|Milling to 3/16" thick.|
|2-piles matched woods|
|Shopping for wood. They had a bunch of white cedar. |
|Plotting our an 8' spar in a Mini-Mal board.|