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8a. Stem construction - making a deck tip

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The sharp curve of the deck tip makes lamination such as the hull stem impractical. Instead, small pine strips simulate the affect.
The next step is to glue on a solid piece of mahogany to match the hull stem band.
Trial and error is the cheap way to do these details or you can do it the easy way with a 'Profile Tracing Gauge' for moldings. Every large lumber yard should have one of these.
A solid piece of mahogany was scribed with the profile gauge and shaped on a beltsander to fit the radius.

The final shape of the tip is left to the artistic imagination.
Finished bow. See details of carry loop installation.


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