Thanks to Tommy Holm for sending in this fun report! Take it away Tommy!
I didn’t have anything else to do – while I was challenged by some quarter round half inch thick covering boards on my Woody Boat – so I traveled on over to Stronach, Michigan to visit with the maestro Don Danenberg to see What’s Up?
Upon entry, shipwright Don was adjusting his curvature angle thingamajig as one is often do.
Seems that one takes a curve measurement on the original covering board and transcribes it onto fresh stiff cardboard for template.
One does this every increment or so. To get the shape.
This is the original Christopher Columbus curvature.
Here is the 16/4 block, single cut, mahogany looking for the curve. Easy Peasy, says the maestro once you have those card board curved templates and a lot of power planning , air filing and simple hand sanding. He says.
And once you get the aft done, grasshopper, you get to work on the bow. Starboard, Port, Aft and Bow, Grasshopper!
Thank goodness the tumble home was already tumbled home.
The maestro said “it will look like this when I’m finished only better”.
And then Mr. Don Danenberg (aka Santa Claus with elf Russ) said the magic words “I’m buying lunch!”.
Postscript: It’s good people like Don that makes Woody Boats relive their lives! He can cut them straight as an arrow and curved like a rainbow. Thanks Don for all you do!