In other much more exciting news... I started shaping the mast!
This is awesome, because I'd love to see my mast. Hmmm Hmmm mast. Powerhouse piece of lumber that gets me from A to B for free.
I am building the Hollow Square Mast option, of three that come with the boat (Solid Round, Birdsmouth are the other two).
First off, I must loft the dimensions of the narrow staves onto my lumber. One piece of lumber has a slight curve in it. I didn't think too much of it, and sawed 1cm off the edge of the lumber. Big mistake! The curve was more than I anticipated, and I didn't think I had the room to actually loft a narrow stave! I was seriously pissed, pounded my broom on the floor, and let out of primordial yell. A screwed piece of lumber means 25 bucks in the hole, a trip to the lumberyard, hoping to find a piece long enough, travel up north to the planer, using the planer, then back home. It's a process!
Mr. Storer has a fabulous option in his plans for curved pieces of lumber however, "The String Down the Middle" method. So, I marke the middle of each end and attached a string between them, and got this: