Placing the template
Yesterday it took me an hour to make 18 lead pieces for the keel weights. That was one every three minutes and twenty seconds. Today I made 30 in two and a quarter hours, which work out at one in a little under six minutes. Altogether, including previous ones, I have 76 pieces which may be close to the number I shall need for completing the weights.
I shall have to laminate a number of them together by bonding them with Evo-stik, so that I can measure their thickness. By using that measurement I shall be able to calculate exactly how many lead pieces I shall require for finishing the weights.
The above photo illustrates how I placed the template on the lead flashing to achieve the maximum number of shapes that could be cut from a 6 meter roll, i.e., 28.
Cuttings left over to date