May 09, 2005

a little more...

Did 6 more strips today, more stem shaping with the chisel (slipped at one point and cut my finger ... cloth glove helped but perhaps I should get heavy duty leather ones ...)

It is really starting to look sexy! You can see the curves of the hull starting to take shape. They look really nice. You can see some of the wood-color patterns I've laid in. I'm excited.
But, it still looks soooooo far from being done.... whew.

I seriously need some better light in my basement. Disappointingly, Fred Meyer didn't have the kind of "work lamp" I am looking for. I got this battery powered standalone thing instead, but then forgot to buy batteries.

I realize now, too late, that I should have covered the WHOLE bow & stern forms with tape to prevent the strips from being glued to the pressboard. I am afraid that, far in the future, when the time comes to take the hull off the forms, .... it will be very, very difficult. Oh well, nothing to be done now!

Posted by mel at May 9, 2005 12:23 AM

Which part would a dog passenger sit in?

I am arthritic myself, and getting into that
thing looks like it would be as hard as being
rigged out in a hoopskirt for Pageant in Natchez.

But a sweet Southern girl like you will figure
out a way!--Love, Hanako

Posted by: Fuzziwara no Hanako at May 10, 2005 10:58 AM

Why don't you get your servants to outfit you for a hoop skirt, Miss Hanako? I'm sure they'd be thrilled, and it's never too late to learn dexterity and grace!

Posted by: Andrew at May 12, 2005 01:42 PM

Only if I get to be in the wedding party,
Mr. Smarty!

I don't drool, I don't dribble, and I don't
do hoopskirts without a real incentive.

See if Thor will do it!--Hanako

Posted by: Hanako at May 12, 2005 05:30 PM

The hoop skirt fits just fine, thank you, and I've already perfected the sway of the hips. I'm sure you can do it, too!

Posted by: Sachiko at May 14, 2005 11:09 PM

Well, Miss Bunny Butt, you are naturally
endowed where the sashaying part comes in!
Respectable ladies like me need to "learn"
what comes naturally for you! And you are
NOT taking my part in the wedding!

Posted by: Hanako at May 16, 2005 06:15 PM

One of my sources in Seattle, one who perhaps
has been sampling too much homebrew, says that
the kayak is "sexy" in its present semi-finished
form. I note this with some degree of REAL reservation. Now, if Sachiko had said something of this sort, I would know exactly where it was
coming from, right?

Posted by: Hanako at May 29, 2005 06:19 PM
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