Blocks and Blanks

We’re running out of sawhorses, workbenches, and rig shop space—a sure sign that we’re keeping busy. Down in the rig shop, we’re serving, sanding blocks, and building some new stays and backstays. In the woodshop, we’re using epoxy to glue up the blank for what will eventually be the new starboard fore channel. The four individual boards that we’re using to make the blank were heavy on their own, and once they’re sandwiched together and epoxied into one laminated piece, we’ll practically need the forklift to move it out of the shop.

(Is there such a thing as using “too many clamps” in a glue-up?  According to Team Carpentry: definitely not. No matter how many clamps you’re using, you need at least one more. Or two. Or ten.)

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