After a day spent readjusting to being here, Ben started working. The weather was great and we could get some work done. We set up the equipment. Ben brought the small planer from Ohio so I can work trim wood.
It's an old one, but works fine and will save me lots of work. We also dug out the CNC router out of storage and got it situated in the shop. Budgetboater is trying to remember his password to get the computer to work
The windlass came in. It's refurbished, so a not-too-bad price. For those who don't know, it's an anchor pickerupper.
I chugged away on the galley. After much consternation and discussion, I am going to use a method I've never done before to finish the wood: varnish over epoxy. The epoxy will encapsulate the wood and keep moisture out so the wood will not move. The varnish will protect the epoxy. This is an extra step. The epoxy is the thickness of honey and is difficult to lay down uniformly. It tends to glop up unevenly necessitating sanding it smooth. Hmmmm, is "glop" a word? Is Hmmmm? I am almost seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on the galley. I am taking way too much time on it. We were supposed to get a cabin finished this week. Ben has been preparing the forward port cabin (his future home). It's a 4 day process. 1. Sand all surfaces. 2. apply fillets and glass over them. 3. apply a coat of epoxy over all surfaces. 4. apply a coat of exterior latex paint over the fresh epoxy. Ben got the cabin nicely sanded and we were going to start the process, when he discovered he could see light through the hull. One of the glue joints where two pieces of plywood came together had a section where the epoxy glue had starved out. Budg v-grooved the joint on both sides so we can work epoxy into it when we fillet. This pushed the process back and we will start Sunday.
we will fill it with thickened epoxy and glass over it.
Chuck! Send money!