Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fisticuffs on the quarterdeck


Looks like the crew are getting fractious, captain!

Well, at least it gives us a chance to see the decked stern section. Now very close to having a fully useable play structure, with only the waist deck to rib and plank. Still loads of work to do, but everything after that is really cosmetic: side planking, top masts, rigging, and (of course) we need to find a wheel.

5 comments:

  1. LOL! Love the title of this entry, Ian. :)

    Can't believe how quickly this is coming along. Good luck!

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  2. It doesn't feel so quick when you're in the middle of it all, believe me! I'd over-optimistically thought I'd be past this point before we went on vacation last month. It's been a long time since I did anything remotely like this, and I'd forgotten how long it takes to measure, mark, and cut each piece by hand. Anyway, it feels good to be this far along.

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  3. Looks great! I'm sure the kids are happy they can play on it no matter how far from being actually finished it really is. :)

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  4. That's the point, Jean. Make it playable and they are more than ready to fill in the rest in their imaginations. To be honest, I think the remaining touches are more for my benefit than anything ;-)

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