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


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


Bernie after the first cut.


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


Bruce showing his clamped scarf joint.


epoxied planks ready to go.


all clamped up.


Harold Burnham’s Shop


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