First, where we’re at just now.
Last week we got most of the jobs on the list done and also found time to chat to the Kilmelford folk.
Construction of the building base went well, with the legs fitting the floor nicely and leaving only the wee two foot box to be done. (The fairies didn’t turn up later to finish it as they’d gone to Jura.)
It’s beginning to look like an mdf caterpillar, which might be its new name.
The 36 plank pieces are pretty well done.
Almost done was the heroic work of cutting out the mould and frame pieces, a much bigger job than anticipated.
This Wednesday we can:-
Complete the Caterpillar
Complete the wee third box, fine tune everything, then glue everything in place.
Finish the Mould and Frame Pieces
Cut off the webs, smooth the frame sections for assembly.
Cut the cross-spalls, dry fit everything for assembly next week once the caterpillar is done.
Prepare the Laminating Board and Brackets
The stem patterns need to be marked onto the board, then the stiffening pieces screwed to the back.
The brackets need to be cleaned of old tape and epoxy, then positioned and bolted to the base
Tools and stuff report:-
We now have a good supply of sandpaper, parcel tape for protecting edges from glue and a set of digital scales.