2482Hrs – No Stress Day
Due to other commitments I was only able to put in half a day at the barn today. Not a bad thing after yesterday and so as to ensure a no stress day I restricted myself to somewhat mindless tasks.
I first took the plane to the engine wells and tidied them up a bit. The temperatures have dropped again so I’ll have to wait a few days for the epoxy to go off completely before I sand and finish them. I’m happier with them than I was yesterday, they’ll be absolutely fine. It was comforting to see Jacques comment that he too found them tricky. Jacques has also suggested putting strengtheners under the deckpod floor, it’s funny but just yesterday I was thinking to do that as 12mm ply isn’t all that stiff, I’ll do that. Cheers Jacques.
Thanks to Dave for his comments as well, perspective is something else that can be hard to keep when you’re building solo but the comments all you good folks leave for me really do help. Oh and Olivier you did not ruin my day, your pictures were a great help, thank you again,
Anyway once I’d put the engine wells to one side I decided to make the 94 hardwood blocks that need to be attached to the hulls for the lashing strakes to be fixed to.
I had to first rip 5cm off my stock lengths of Utile before cutting them off to the right lengths and then rounding the corners off with the bench sander, all 376 of them! I set the sander up in the sunshine and just plugged away, no stress and another job done.