Preview: TALLY HO – Episode 59: Shaping the Keel / Adze work

November 6, 2019

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Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched over a hundred years ago in England. This vessel, designed by Albert Strange, lies under a shed in Sequim, WA, that Leo built next to the shop/apartment he rejuvenated—helped out occasionally by Poncho the parrot and Brian the dog.

The backstories, and there are many, can be found on Leo’s website, his Facebook postings, and on the Albert Strange Association’s TALLY HO pages.

In addition, Leo wrote a piece on TALLY HO for SOUNDINGS Magazine – “Tally Ho, Adventure! The Quest to Put a 1927 Fastnet Winner Back on the High Seas”.

November 2, 2019 – Episode 59: Shaping the Keel / Adze work
Leo is getting TALLY HO’s centerline shaped, an incredible amount of work ranging from material removal to adding a few small blocks where the timber didn’t quite match up with the prescribed shape. First, he makes a creative jig to transfer the centerline and shape, then he marks his spots with a measured and taped drillbit. Though he’s shown he can do some amazing things with a grinder, Leo takes some time to practice with a lipped shipwright’s adze. What are woodworking projects if not practicing skills, anyway? Practice pays off as he gets better with each section.

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