The noses will be laminated together out of three 12 mm pieces like this. With 10 noses that means 30 pieces total. The first one was the hardest, it took around 2 hours to finish after careful measurements and some afterthoughts. I will use this one as a model for cutting the rest of the pieces, then screw and glue three of them together with epoxy. Finally they will be cut in two in the front section, to facilitate getting them around the mast. The noses will have to be “threaded” on the mast approx. 2 meters above deck level (where the mast is thin enough), because I didn’t want the joint closer to where there is sideways stress in the noses.
I would like to do the rest of the pieces outside, instead of in my kitchen, but it’s still below freezing outside and it probably won’t get much better within a few weeks so I’ll just have to live with sawdust in my apartment for now.
More updates later!
Edit: Day one is done! Four nosepieces cut out. Edges still need to be sanded but after that the first nose can be laminated. Exciting!