At last, a red-
Like the moulds, the hog and bow need to be planed to shape to follow the curvature of the mould. This was quite energetic, but surprisingly not difficult. The most awkward section was the bow, as planing a bevel of changing angle onto a curved, vertical timber is not the easiest bit of woodwork. I ran a flexible batten over the four front formers to the bow at very short intervals to make sure that I was achieving the correct angle. Two bags of wood shavings later, all was happiness!
The mould with the web and centreboard case fitted. The hog and bow have been planed to accept the strip planks.