2292Hrs – Blank Day
A bit of a slow work session today. I wasn’t feeling 100% for some reason, the weather was dark, wet and miserable. Everything I touched, tools, timber, the boat, they all felt damp. Every time I put something down it seemed to disappear and I’d end up hunting round for it. All in all a tad frustrating.
It didn’t help that I needed a bit of brain power to work things out today. When it comes to fitting out a Wharram you’re on your own. The plans include a few sketches but no detailed drawings. The JWD philosophy calls for as little as possible to be ‘built in’. Flexi-space they call it. I’m cool with that, everyone has different needs and even if detailed drawings of an interior fit-out were included the chances are it would be ignored.
It’s all well and good having a blank canvas to work with but when staring at a blank canvas there is a tendency for the mind to mimic what it’s looking at i.e. go blank! That’s pretty much what mine did today. In the end I decided to work backwards, in other words I knew where the cooker was going, I knew where the sink and drainer was going, I’d worked out the minimum width between the inboard and outboard worktops and I knew the height. It seemed logical therefore to construct the frames that the worktops will sit on. It was still a bit of a challenge getting everything square and level but I got there. At this stage it’s all held together with some woodworking adhesive and a few screws, I’m not epoxying anything until I’m completely happy.
Hopefully tomorrow I will be a bit more switched on and productive as I need to tackle the uprights beneath the frame and start forming the cupboard carcasses. That should be fun given the shape of the hulls!