Monday, June 26, 2017

St Jacques Log 26 Jun 17 Mast Shaping and Varnish

26 Jun 17:

Built a spar jig so I could turn the mast and shape it with a router. 2x6 box by 20 feet long because we had those boards left over from Barabshela's rescue stretcher. 1x4 cleats on the bottom and ends. Cut the mast profile onto 1x4s and screwed those to the inside of the box. Built a sled for the router. Pinned the mast into the jig with 7/16th inch dowels. Set the 3/8 inch flush bit to the desired depth to get the diameter. Rotated the mast by hand to trim excess wood. Belt sanded with 60 grit, then had sanded with 120 grit.

Applied Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat Wood Sealer and 3 coats of Gleam Marine Spar Varnish Satin.

Log of St Jacques.

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