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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10.14- Cutting corners

Yours truly pushes the nascent mast through the table saw, while Capt. Dave mans the "chicken stick"
Construction continues on the new mast for the Bauer Classic 10' (see prior post below, or here).

After allowing an extra 24 hours for the glue to cure due to the cool damp weather, it was time to cut the corners off of the laminated mast stock.

Cutting the square stock into an octagon helps save a lot of work and time on shaving the mast into its final round form.

Time is ticking down to the Greens Creek challenge, so this mast needs to be near final form by tomorrow if I am going to use it... otherwise I will have to stick with the current mast and hope it doesn't break during the race.

1 comment:

brattcat said...

This is a blog my husband would love. I'll have to bring him up and show him. Nice work and good luck.