The work continues

rough cutting a Knee to shape

In between working on getting the small boats ready for the water work continues on the ship repairs.

In this photo Keith is chain sawing a natural grown English oak knee to shape.

Making the knee is one of the last steps in his restoration project started last year.

The knee stock was donated by Michael Burry, local timber frame artisan and all around nice guy. We were able to get two knees out of the piece he gave us.

Second Knee taking shape.

Danny is shaping the second knee.

 

After the knees are roughed out they will be power planed smooth on both sides then the outline shape will be sawn and the bevels cut into the back. Finally the knee will be fitted to the space inside the ship from where the old one had been removed.

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