Adventure Spars From Mike Dyer

Mike Dyer writes-

A small crew has been working on making replacement spars for the Schooner Adventure, at Harold Burnham’s yard in Essex.  Right now we’re working on the main boom.  These pics show a series of steps for putting together laminations of 12” X 2” Douglas Fir planks.  Note: we’re not done yet!

setting up the jig

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Bruce and Bernie cutting a series of scarfs on the stacked planks using a chain saw on a frame fit over the jig.

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Bernie after the first cut.

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the rough scarfs, later to be planed smooth and for the right fit.

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Bruce showing his clamped scarf joint.

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epoxied planks ready to go.

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all clamped up.

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Harold Burnham’s Shop

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