Stations & Longitudinals
I took the station molds directly off the lofting plan by placing 1/2" thick by 2" wide strips of wood and on the plan and fastening them with screws and glue. I used these as patterns for the station molds. The ribs and floors were cut and used as part of the molds so they could be integrated into the contruction. This meant the station mold sides and floors need not be replaced by the final pieces.
The molds were squared and set after which the breast hook and quarter-knees were made out of oak and installed in preparation for the sheer clamps. I couldn't get sheer clamps out of 1 piece of wood, so I
scarfed two 10 foot 1x4's together for each clamp. Cleaned up with their ends cut to shape and painted, these were screwed to the breast hook, the quarter-knees, and the transom. Seeing the curve of the clamps on the molds the boat for the first time gave me a hint of it's shape. Then I scarfed the chine logs together, cut their ends to shape, fit them over the molds and fastened them to the stem and transom.