Here Dave has welded up and dressed off the front cants. As an example of attention to detail he is completing the last stage of removing marks with a small file (!)
The photos above and below show the making of the last portion of the stem iron froma piece of D section bar which is cut, split and separated whilst red hot before filling in to give the fish tail shape seen on some old stem irons of wooden boats.
Here at the top centre of the photo the "fish tail" end has been welded onto the back of the stem iron and dressed off to a gentle curved profile to be completed with a single "spike head" . The T stud lying alongside the gas locker lid will be installed next week.