AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF IDEAS OPINIONS AND INTERESTS
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Starling Project - Part 13
The first bottom plank goes on. Despite my careful cutting of the cardboard pattern for the plywood planks, I still had to fiddle around a bit especially along the line of the keel where I had to plane the correct angle onto the face of the ply. Fastening over 100 screws manually with a screwdriver sorely tested my two year out, post-op physical fitness in the chest area. No problems so far.
Taking on a project and actually building or repairing something is a good antidote to over zealous fantasies about what one might like to get involved in. Tomorrow, on goes the opposite bottom plank; that's if the cold, stormy cold front that's traveling up the length of New Zealand doesn't intervene making the carport uninhabitable - I badly need a decent workshop shipmates, sooner rather than later.