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 🙂



2 thoughts on “Blood, Sweat and Progress said:
    March 31, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Hi again, you really are making progress, your journey is well underway. I knew your journey would leave it’s mark on you, but I did think it would be more spiritual than physical.
    It certainly looks like you have made a strong start and set your workmanship standards high, before you know it you’ll have mastered how to repair plastic tables. I feel your wife didn’t realise that the sacrifices weren’t just going to be on your side.
    On a serious note, many tools can give many injuries, think safe and be safe.
    Enjoying your journey from afar and wishing you steady and satisfying progress (without the blood).

      pastorhigdon responded:
      April 1, 2014 at 12:50 am

      You are obviously a man of great insight and wisdom… and I get the feeling that you have a profound understanding of the fairer sex as well LOL I especially appreciate your thoughts on the spiritual aspect of the journey… Thank-you for your thoughts!

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