gallimaufry: A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout. Any absurd medley.
It’s been a mishmash of things for the last few weeks–odd projects, loose ends, and a few things I have been putting off for a few…decades. Okay, so I am a good procrastinator, all right?
Bob and Omo have moved into their new homes, where Bruce and Nancy will do a bit of tinkering with the innards before heading out for a long awaited float.
One was so crooked I had to cut one edge off and glue it back to the other side.
We cast some more lead slugs to balance the grip-ends of the oars.
The troll loves his new home.
But we have a lapstrake workshop coming up on Thursday, so we had to put side further house projects and begin setting up. My poor old toy 12-inch Dewalt planer was dreading the job of surfacing all the wood for the lapstrake boats–and in fact most likely would have refused. So I broke down and bought a bad-ass 3hp 240v 15-inch planer on Craigslist. It needed a bit of tuning up, but holy schmoly, that thing can move some wood. Anybody need some hamster-cage shavings? Elephant cage shavings?
Janek can move wood pretty good too, with a hand plane. Here he is scarfing the plywood for the base of the new boat.
All glued up and ready for class.
There’s still room for a couple more folks if you want to join us. Here’s some more details: CLICK! We can hardly wait to see you.