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  • 85. Fitting the first new planks

    After a much-needed week off, we head back into the yard and begin the next stage of the rebuild – making and fitting planks! The last stages of the lining-out are completed first, and then templates are made and transferred to the wide boards of Wana that make up our planking stock. After the planks […] More

  • 84. Finished installing Knees and Breasthooks

    At long last all the bronze hanging knees, lodging knees, breasthooks and floors are fastened into the boat! In this video we show the final parts of the process, including some welding of the most unusually shaped knees. We also do some more preparation for planking – planing more of the huge boards and finishing […] More

  • 83. Finishing Casting & Floors / Plank Stock

    We have finished casting! In this episode, the final lodging knee is cast by Daniel – his first time pouring the molten bronze, and not without a little bit of fire & chaos! After a celebration, we work on installing the last of the bronze floors, planing the planking stock, and riveting the first lodging […] More

  • 82. Fitting Hanging Knees

    In this episode, we focus on the fitting, shaping and polishing of the cast bronze Hanging Knees. We cast the last Floor, and production is speeding up in the foundry, with an average of two pieces being made every day! Meanwhile, Matt makes THOUSANDS of copper rivets for fastening the hull planking, and Pete fastens […] More

  • 81. Pouring Bronze / Fastening Floors

    Having poured all the smaller bronze Floors, we have to build a bigger flask in order to cast the largest ones. Packing these big moulds isn’t without it’s setbacks, and we experience the frustration of having the sand collapse onto the ground after a whole day of shovelling and ramming. Eventually we make a successful […] More

  • 80. Cutting for Propeller / Boring for Prop-Tube

    Cutting the Prop aperture and boring out the hole for the stern-tube are intimidating jobs – you only get one chance to get it right. But it’s easier to tackle these tasks before the planking goes on, and I’ve had the help of a shipbuilding engineer to work out the best shape and size for […] More

  • 79. Custom rivet press machine! / Hanging Knee Patterns

    In this episode I start thinking about the plank fastenings for Tally Ho. Using copper rivets is the strongest and most authentic choice, but they are not available to buy in the size I need. Just as I am trying to work out the smartest way to make the rivets, we receive a mysterious box […] More

  • 78. Lining-out for Planking

    In this episode we calculate the locations and sizes of all the hull planks, based on the complex shape of the hull. I’ve never done this before, so we get some help from the Lead Shipwright on the Western Flyer Project (Shipwrights Co-Op, PT). I’m also very excited to welcome two new members to the […] More

  • 77. Basic Boatbuilding Terminology

    In this episode we take a look at the names of the basic parts of a wooden boat. Hopefully this will help people who haven’t had much experience with traditionally built vessels to better understand what we are doing on Tally Ho! After that I start working on the hanging and lodging knee patterns, creating […] More

  • 76. Finishing the Transom

    In this episode I focus on the final install of the transom, using a couple of old tricks to ensure that it stays watertight. The planks get bolted to the sternpost and eventually fully plugged and varnished. Pat keeps busy at the Port Townsend Foundry, casting more Floors in Bronze. Clark fits the Floors into […] More

  • 75. Casting Bronze Floors

    In this extra-length episode, Pete and Clark show the process of making individual patterns for each of the floors, laminating thin strips of ply into the boat and then shaping and sculpting them into the shape that we need. Patrick returns to help get the boat ready for planking, and we take the patterns to […] More

  • 74. Restoring the Transom

    In this episode I work on repairing and reinstalling Tally Ho’s original transom timbers. Being Teak, they have escaped rot, but have a lot of damaged areas and holes that need to be filled with plugs and graving pieces. I need to add a couple of new planks, so I take a trip to visit […] More

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