Finally the frame is complete and the next stage will be to apply the skin
The cockpit (1" wider than me!) is formed around the mould with steam bent green oak.
The Masik is laminated in yellow pine strips to provide the strength necessary and with birds mouth joint cut to fit the frame.
Taking the measurements and shape of the Masik to fit my knees for effective bracing.
The stem plates are pegged with oak dowels set in at opposing angles to lock the plates into place without the need for any glues - mechanical and traditional!