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A trip to Delaware County Supply yields most of the wood (white oak and sapele) we’ll need to for early stages of construction. Out of a few hundred pieces we examine, only a couple dozen make the cut for inclusion (which makes me wonder about what the rest is going to be used for).

Back at the shop, we start progress on a bevel board. This transfers the angles of the lofting to awill board, which we then transfer to the formers so they’ll lay flush to the planks when they go on. Everything is about looking 4 or 5 steps ahead, trying to make later work easier.

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