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Making Frames for a Schooner
Richard
Wed Apr 21 10:00:00 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Brazil

Hammering the nails into the frames. The nails are about 50cm (18") long, of galvanized steel, and are covered with an oil before use. I understand the oil (I couldn't understand the answer of what kind of oil it is) is for preserving the wood, but probably also makes it easier to drive the nail in.

Making Frames for a Schooner
Richard
Tue Apr 20 10:00:00 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Brazil

On the left of the picture, behind the men, are some completed frames. The pieces of wood that make up the frames are nailed together. It takes two men to hold the drill to bore the holes for the nails, which is what they are doing in this picture.

Notching the Frames of a Small Boat
Richard
Mon Apr 19 10:00:00 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Brazil

Notching the frames of a small boat using a hacksaw (not in this picture) and chisel.

Shaping a Schooner Transom
Richard
Sun Apr 18 10:00:00 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Brazil

Shaping the edge of a (upside-down) schooner transom (the back of the boat).

Sun Apr 18 11:47:22 EDT 2010 | George Ray
Great stuff you are doing, documenting this now rare boatbuilding craft. You might take it to the next level and video some interviews with the craftsmen, builders, designer, operators.
Brazilian Tourist Schooner Repair
Richard
Sat Apr 17 10:00:00 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Brazil

This is a typical Brazilian tourist schooner, about to be worked on.

Making Boards
Richard
Fri Apr 16 10:00:00 EDT 2010, Cajaiba, Baia de Camamu, Brazil

To make more useful sizes of boards from the big pieces of timber that are delivered, workers take a chainsaw to the timber to cut boards from it. Getting a long cut, straight enough to be used for making a board, requires a lot of practice.

Note the complete lack of eye and foot protection. No one I saw wore eye protection in the boatyards, and the only workers not wearing flip-flops are the ones in bare feet.

Fri Apr 16 16:05:15 EDT 2010 | George Ray
Amazing...
Unloading Lumber
Richard
Thu Apr 15 10:00:00 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Brazil

Unloading lumber off a truck to where I believe a boat will be built. The stakes in the water keep the wood from floating away. Note how thick some of the lumber is. I'll explain why tomorrow.

Awaiting Repair
Richard
Tue Apr 13 19:59:31 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Bahia, Brazil

Glug, glug, glug.

Cajaíba Boatyard
Richard
Mon Apr 12 19:58:24 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Bahia, Brazil



Wed Apr 14 10:37:28 EDT 2010 | George Conk
Richard -

I hope your taking notes. you have got the material for an article for Wooden Boat magazine.

- George
Cajaíba Boatyard
Richard
Sun Apr 11 19:55:19 EDT 2010, Cajaíba, Baia de Camamu, Bahia, Brazil

Sorting thru the wood.

Mon Apr 12 13:04:05 EDT 2010 | george Ray
It would be very cool to get pictures of craftsmen at work and their tools and methods.

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