Email This Page to a FriendPreview: TALLY HO – Episode 62: Making Beam Shelves
December 24, 2019
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".
December 21, 2019 - Episode 62: Making Beam Shelves
As winter sets in - evidenced by Leo's donning of extra layers, gloves, and neckwarmers - TALLY HO begins her expansion from a shell, composed of centerline and frames, to a more cohesive and self-supported structure. Starting with the beam shelves, Leo begins scarfing the longitudinal members from beautiful 6.5"x3.5" Angelique beams. Moving the lumber sure looks like it'd be easier with his army of volunteers, but is a great reminder of the innumerable builders before who came up with creative solutions while solo. Leo takes a little time to experiment with the bendability of his green Angelique, and then finishes off the scarfs with pleasing chisel work. Despite commenting that he's trying to "not be too precious," as the joints will surely separate in time due to their current greenness, his work continues to be exacting and inspiring. With that, it's off to the holidays!
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