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Jul 30, 2018, 6:42 PM
In this episode, Leo gets some more help to remove a lot of Tally Ho’s hull planking. The volunteers grind and hammer copper rivets, while he finishes lofting the intermediate frames inside the workshop. Finally he makes the first frame template, and cut the first futtocks for that frame, shaping the Live Oak timber using the huge ship/bandsaw, a large circular saw, and the custom sawzall assembly.
Jul 18, 2018, 7:28 PM
In this episode, Leo has a number of interesting volunteers and visitors, who help him out with various aspects of the project – a welding machine, a sign for the shed, some much-needed modifications to the massive ship-saw, a forklift service, and a ride in a classic muscle car. Meanwhile, he continues lofting inside the shed, and we are nearly ready to start re-framing!
Jul 2, 2018, 3:06 PM
In this episode, Leo continues lofting the lines of the 1910 Gaff Cutter, Tally Ho – enlarging them to life-size on the new 50’ lofting floor in the workshop. He gets some help from a young Australian Shipwright, and has another very special surprise visitor!
Jun 16, 2018, 11:05 PM
In this episode, Leo takes some more measurements of Tally Ho’s current shape compared to her original lines, and makes a big decision about how to go about bringing her back to a more authentic and elegant shape. He have a visitor from England and they set about building a lofting floor in the workshop, making some very long battens, and beginning the actual process of lofting the original plans up to full size.
Jun 3, 2018, 1:13 PM
This episode, Leo investigates the part of Tally Ho’s history where she was almost wrecked on a remote Pacific Atoll, in 1968. Amazingly, he has been given photographs of Tally Ho high and dry on the reef, taken from the boat that towed her to safety! Because of the accident, part of the hull was rebuilt, but unfortunately not to the original lines. Leo assess the change in shape, does a little bit of lofting, and removes a lot of hull planks to give him space to rebuild the boat back into her original shape. Unfortunately, he also discovers that the other side of the boat isn’t perfect either.
Oct 1, 2017, 1:15 PM
"In this video; I have to take off to Maine for some sailing work aboard the mighty Three-masted Schooner Adix, and then furnish and move into the workshop loft when I get back. I also make a lofting table for the Tally Ho drawings, in a thinly disguised attempt to put off all the real work waiting for me outside."