Wednesday 9 June 2021

Mast | Making The Side Pieces

The rear edge of the mast sides is straight, so only the front is tapered.

The first step was to cut the taper with the jigsaw, like this.

The sides were then planed to shape on the bench.

Because they are so long it was necessary to clamp some lengths of straight timber to the bench to which the sides were clamped for support.

Here the front half of one side is being planed.

And here the rear half is being tackled.

In this pic we see both sides on the bench with rules, drawings and notebook.

The notebook contains the measurements for each of the nine stations for each side, including the width of the inside face between rebates. As here.

For such a simple design the mast is really quite complex to make!

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