Whats Happening ?

Planing floor boards for the tub boat project.

Adrian takes the Oak beam and some of the sawn floor boards for the tub-boat construction, to a local joinery company who have agreed to machine them to the required size.

The floor boards have to be put through a thickness planer to reduce them to a standard thickness.  This is quickly achieved but the large beam which needs to be sawn to create two very long wedges is too big to fit into the throat of the band saw and can not be cut!

Adrian returns home with only half the day’s tasks completed.  Fortunately he manages to arrange for another company to cut the beam on site the next day using a portable planking saw .