The start of this was really laying the lines on huge walls that later became his shed shop, these lines are needed to make the patterns for each peice of the hull. I start with some of the early photo's when lumber and wood for the boat began...
Dad talked to some local arborists (Rob White) who was kind enough to sell him specific tree's which were cut into lumber, stacked and stickered (as you can see in this example of one of dads drying racks)
One change in design dad made was to design and make solid bronze "floor timbers" & "Hanging Knees" instead of white oak (these are the parts that connect the backbone of the ship to the futtocks), these molds were then cast in Bronze at a foundry and make this particular Bristol Channel Cutter differant from all others.
We built a temporary roof structure (which wound up being perminant for over 5 years because after it was tied to the boat with strapping nothing would have taken it down