6 July 2003

The New Boat House

6 July 2003

Just because it’s Sunday there is no reason to think it’s not work as usual.

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

One Abingdon neighbour obviously got the wrong end of the stick (or timber) and thought that we were building a boat. Sorry, I don’t know what weather forecast you’ve been listening to but we are building a boathouse not an ark. Does Norman Guiver really look like Noah?

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

The first of many Scarfs’ are completed. The scarf is with a splade table and under squinted abutments and folding wedges in the center. (the Germans call this a Ha Ken Blatt). Darryl Weiser’s joint was a thing of beauty.

Author’s note…

Hi, I’m Moira Brodie (FASBC fundraiser) and I’m trying my utmost to write up this daily report. Russell the US photographer and timber-framer keeps feeding me the techy detail. I’ll pretend I know what it’s all about.

If you want a T-shirt or haven’t yet donated to the Boathouse Appeal contact Moira at clanbro@aol.com

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

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Trestle Class, volunteers receive instruction from Patrick Corish on the ways of building of “sawhorses”.
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Trestle or stools are called sawhorses in America and Boche in Germany.
Author’s note…

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LAYOUT LAYOUT LAYOUT
Layout is the measuring timbers, marking where the joints – mortises and tenons art to be cut.

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

Scarfs, Mortises and Tenons and More!!!! These are all technical terms and if you don’t know what they are then you haven’t visited the site where your tour guide will explain everything. All these items feature A LOT.

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Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

     
     

Heinz Tretter, Lenggries, Germany, a Master Class student from the Gewerbe-Akademie gave a very entertaining demonstration on German layout and circular saw use!!!! Heinz also claims to be a “professional skier”. (He doesn’t play a bad game of soccer - see below)

Abingdon Boat House

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

Nora Rogers and Moira Brodie discuss name carving.

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Dinner was followed by a soccer game…
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Photos: © Russell Ley 2003

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