Saturday, June 30, 2012


These are know by various names, elbows or knees or God knows what else but we're just going to go by the Irish name which is tachtaí (phonetic: tocktee)

Rainy Day Post

Original joint glued and pegged
Just a quick little post. The joint we did at the prow of the boat split apart today.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thumbs are wicked handy...

Not broken but may have a chip floating around in there.. won't make the boat building go any faster that's for sure...

Now it starts to look like a boat...

Well, although my original estimate of having a boat in the water in a month has truly been shot down. For the last three weeks we really haven't been doing anything because of the previously mentioned hospital visits. We got going again at the weekend and did some assemblage last night.
It went really well and we got lots done.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Well there was a big gap between posts there due to Jacqui being taken to hospital but she's nearly better again so it's been back to building the boat again this weekend. Above is the result of the bending we did.
The mistakes we made on the first one were significant and taught us a lot about bending bigger bits of wood.