So after a month and 2000 miles I built and installed two whale sculptures. The framing was laminated local fir. While the planking was Alaskan cedar recycled from the old Foss tug office floor.hoping to get back to fishing now
You are most welcome - I'm duly impressed. While I have been blessed with a few modest talents, working with wood is not among them. I CAN cut one heck of a pile of "mistakes," however and bend nails like a man possessed !Thanks @Jim Ficklin,
It was a definate hour eater
It took a month with only one day off and many 12's
Almost made wages but learned a lot
I think I can scale up most of my small forms now
I once built a steam contraption in the kitchen to bend the gunnels on a skiff I built.Hoping to do an orca or rockfish next.
Going to experiment with steam bent framing to reduce time over the cut then laminated version.