Building A Wooden Boat With A Young Student Part 3
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After completing the hull and the deck of our boat (read parts 1 and Part 2) we were ready to shape the masts and booms.I gave Thano some short scrap pieces of dowels and he shaped a nice finial at their tip using a rasp and file.
Our boat's mast was made from two dowel segments - a thick dowel at the bottom for the Main Mast and a thinner one glued over it for the Main Topmast.To make the connection between the thin and the thick masts stronger, Thano flattened two facets at the joining surfaces.
Then, to add a more realistic touch to the boat's mast, we decided to make and install a crow's nest at the junction between the two parts of the mast.From a small piece of wood Thano shaped the outline of the nest and then he drilled two holes into it.
One was a through hole (for the Main Topmast) and the other was a shallow hole for the top of the Main Mast to nest in it.Lastly, to secure the glue joint even further, I taught Thano how to tie a Common whipping knot around the two.
Connecting the boom and...