Installation of Thwarts
by Don Ritchie
(Las Vegas, NV)
I'm building a ten foot, wooden rowboat and nearly ready to install the thwarts.
The plans I'm working from are not real specific concerning the joint between the thwarts and the supporting risers.
If layed straight across, the thwarts contact the risers on the corner of the risers, given the bend.
This seems inappropriate to me for gluing and/or screwing the joint.
What's the norm for this joint?
Should I just take a rasp and flatten the top edge/corner of the riser so it has a small flat for contact?
Any advice would be appreciated.