While we were in France we had a day in the workshop, we made some new boats and also designed a new larger model that I’ll be finishing later in the year. For now here is how we make our French little boats.
Marking out the boats
Cutting out the boats on the bandsaw
Using a bobbin sander to give a nice smooth finish
When the weather is nice we take the work outside!
Positioning the mast
Drilling the hole ready for the mast
A square peg in a round hole, this little tool takes the square edges off the mast when hammering it through the hole
Planing of the edges
Gluing the mast in place
Two finished oak boats waiting their sails
After a busy day in the workshop we all enjoy a well earned glass of grape juice (ahem)