Indeed. Time to tilt a malted beverage. The bottom is on. This morning started with the dance of the epoxy cobras on a successful bottom scarf.

The next part, which I had been dreading, went amazingly smoothly. Getting the bottom fair and level. Perhaps due to the ridiculous amount of prep I had put into getting this far, the bottom edges were pretty much ready to rock.

In test clamping the bottom on, one of my very clever clamp set-ups exploded. The board I was clamping just about knocked me out, but not quite. A little blood and a fair warning.

Persistence usually wins. The bottom is epoxied on. Tomorrow, perhaps, Rojo will roll and get set up for her interior glassing. Or maybe I will sleep in. Hard sayin.’