marine carpenter / boatbuilder
The ship’s ribs, or frames, were made up of straight and curved timbers. Frames were made of a number of pieces called futtocks. Bottom futtocks are called floors. The shipbuilder made patterns from the design on the loft floor, which he used to choose the best-shaped timbers. Ship's carpenters cut the wood to shape, and dubbers refined the shape using adzes to chip off unneeded material. The futtocks were scarfed, bolted, and fastened with treenails, or trunnels.
Shipbuilders hoisted the finished frames into place one by one, atop the keel, forming the basic skeleton of the ship. To strengthen the skeleton, a second keel, called a keelson, was built over the keel, on top of the floor timbers of the frames.
BY EPOXYCRAFT ON FEBRUARY 27, 2015 FROM THE WEB
Charlie Hussey, a professional marine carpenter who uses wood to build, restore, repair and upgrade all types of boats, reveals his process for using epoxy on his informative blog: Charlie Hussey – Marine Carpentry.
He is currently restoring M.Y Fortuna II. He began the restoration process earlier this year after hauling her out of the Baltic Wharf. Having suffered severe rainwater damage, Charlie began to document his process of restoration from paint stripping to replacing the wooden planks.
Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did the rougher work such as framing, but today many other materials are also used and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry.
Members of the British Marine Boatbuilders Association are companies actively carrying out the business of leisure boat building and repair. All members are invited to meet quarterly to discuss vital matters which affect their company, for example health and safety, European legislation (and how to work within it), competitiveness and training.
I hope this helps!
Note added at 6 hrs (2018-05-26 16:28:31 GMT)
The Hinckley Company is seeking a highly skilled Marine Carpenter. Candidate must be able to perform the highest levels of intricate joinery, carpentry repair tasks on and off boats, follow blueprints, patterns, and scale drawings when no detailed plans may be available. Ability to transfer dimensions to marine plywood and other construction material using tape measure, square and marking/layout devices. May layout, cut and assemble boat parts, such as doors, paneling, boxes, rails, and trim. Install prefabricated/custom parts such as hatches, marine hardware, metal trim, seats and other parts. Apply working knowledge of most woodworking joints in the marine industry, such as scarf, sill splice, lap, finger, and dovetail.
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