Month: March 2014

Blood, Sweat and Progress

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I am beginning to wonder if I am on pace to be the longest Pocketship build of all time. Oh well, time will tell.

I was able to make a little progress in spite of the “Never Ending Winter”

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I was able to finish the “Centerboard Trunk!” As the manual says… “Congratulations, you have made a box! It won’t float yet.”

It actually turned out very nice. So far so good.

I also finished shaping the noseblock for “Journey.” Again, quoting the manual… The noseblock “will plow through thousands of miles of dense water in Pocketship’s lifetime.” So with that thought in mind, I took my time and tried to get it right.

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I placed the noseblock on the kitchen table (along with my wife’s ceramic work) I’m afraid that she has me beat in the area of color and artistic flair, but I bet that my noseblock will do a better job of cutting through the water than her ladybugs! (No Karen, I’m not going to test your ladybugs out in the water!!)

I did have a slight mishap with the sander…

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So I have shed blood on this project, I have certainly been sweating… even in the winter. No tears so far… (I’m sure it is only a matter of time) and I have made a little progress. I’m not slow… I’m  just pacing myself 🙂