August 2, 2016 Hours spent building to date: 2,762
As with almost all Tardis Project projects, cladding the transom involved a bit more work than anticipated:
— Resaw the mahogany boards (at Tom’s big shop next door) to make thick pieces into thin pieces.
— Plane all boards to equal thickness in the surface planer.
— Set boards in epoxy using temporary screws and many, many clamps.
— Remove the screws, make mahogany bungs on the drill press and glue into the holes (81 of them).
— Sand down the transom.
— Pattern and saw trim for the motor opening, a thick piece of trim for the end of the cockpit, a caprail to join the transom, cladding and cockpit trim together, then more trim for the sides, which will eventually have a bronze protective strip attached.
It all turned out well, so ostensibly to check my work, but in reality to admire my work, I put on a coat of thinned varnish prior to pictures.