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Archive for April, 2012
Posted by rjd | Apr 25, 2012 @ 09:53 PM | 3,542 Views
I spent way to much time on the boat stand... The one on pictured on the April 16th Blog turned out awful, so I build a new one. This one will have clear satin Varathane. No more "antiquing" or "staining" form me...
Posted by rjd | Apr 16, 2012 @ 10:50 PM | 2,859 Views
I've had a few people inquire about the status of the build. This is an update:

a. I sanded the hull and removed several blemishes and varnish that had run.
b. Kay Tillman gave me a hand by milling the port holes on a couple of the houses to fit the Robbe 17mm Bass Portholes. (see pictures).
c. I made an attempt to convince my wife that the boat is actually art and will deserve to be part of the decor in our house. I made a stand that matches some of the the furniture in our house. I don't think she's convinced...
Posted by rjd | Apr 09, 2012 @ 12:34 AM | 3,222 Views
Six (6) coats of varnish have become eleven (11)... I think... This was not by choice, and is an ongoing process as I have learned by experiencing every imaginable mistake.

Attached you will find some pictures of prototype cleats, fairleads, capstans and cowl vents that I'm considering using....Continue Reading
Posted by rjd | Apr 01, 2012 @ 11:02 PM | 3,409 Views
The six (6) coats of varnish are dry. Natural light revealed some beautiful colors. Time to move on to move on to the houses.