New TillerOn Monday afternoon John helped me laminate a new tiller! The photo below shows the form—just a thick plank cut to the desired curve—and the pieces of fir that I sliced from that tiller blank I showed you in Sunday's entry.
To get the shape I wanted for the tiller, I clamped a piece of ply to the rudder head and drew on it, then made a tracing of that on clear acetate. I cut the acetate, laid it on the plank, and drew the line on the plank. The plank was cut with a band saw. And of course the form had packing tape on it so the glue wouldn't stick to it.