📝 Clinker ships boats.
Not sure if I demonstrated my method for constructing ship’s boats, on here before. If I have it was a long time ago. This one the smallest yet, at only 5” long, going to be tricky.
First job cut out keel with stem, transom & centre former. At this size 3 pieces to form the keel - stem. Glued together to form a rebate on each side. On larger sizes I cut grooves.
Transom & centre former drawn freehand on folded paper, cut out unfold. The extensions are to fit on a jig. Glued to ply with contact adhesive. (Eco Stick) this stops the paper distorting.
Not being a mathematician a simple drawing gives the spacing for the 3 positions. Strips of paper marked from this and stuck to edges. On larger models 2 or even 3 temporary formers used.