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Nose and Tail

Tutorial: Nose and Tail

The options are: mitered (at the nose), a rabbeted block (nose and tail) and run “wild” with a capped tail (transom).

Projecting the rail shape onto the nose

Projecting the rail shape onto the nose. Mark the back of the strip

Projecting the rail shape onto the nose. Mark the back of the strip

Projected shape of the rails provides nose shape layout

Projected shape of the rails provides nose shape layout

Projected shape of the rails provides nose shape layout

Stabilize the spar at the nose after cutting nose to shape

Stabilize the spar

Stabilize the spar at the nose after cutting nose to shape

The first strips are installed “long” with miter cut after several strips are in place

The first strips are installed “long”

The first strips are installed “long” with miter cut after several strips are in place

Sculpting the noseblock

Sculpting a noseblock with a rabbet is more challenging than mitering the nose.

Sculpting a noseblock with a rabbet is more challenging than mitering the nose.

Strips are glued into the rabbet

Strips are glued into the rabbet

Strips are glued into the rabbet

Tail Strips

Strips run “long” at the tail and cut to shape after all strips installed

Strips run “long” at the tail and cut to shape after all strips installed

After strips are cut to shape the tail is “capped”

tail is “capped”

After strips are cut to shape the tail is “capped”

Finished and rabbeted blocking

Finished and rabbeted blocking at the tail of the “Umpqua or “Cascade”