2990Hrs – Sands Of Time And Mood Swings
Another slow day today although this time I hadn’t planned it so.
I spent the morning working on the hatch cover I glued yesterday. Things started frustratingly when I realised that I’d glued in the wrong crosspieces meaning that I had to disassemble the frame and start again. How I didn’t spot that I’d made a square frame to fit a rectangular hole I don’t know!
At least doing so gave me the opportunity to rebate the top of the frame to take the 9mm ply lid and to rout a nice round edge on the other sides, something I should have done yesterday.
I also cut the ply top so that I could epoxy it in place when I glued the frame back together again. As you can see from the sloppy epoxy filler application in the photo below my mood wasn’t good by the time I’d finished. It’s nothing the belt sander won’t sort out tomorrow but I’m annoyed with myself nonetheless.
After that job was done I decided to change tack and move onto another outstanding job, making the frames for the opening port above the saloon table and the two narrow tumblehome perspex ports.
Pleasingly I managed this job a bit better but it took me the rest of the day. The photos below show the results.
Summer departed temporarily today with thick low cloud and persistent drizzly rain. It only served to remind me how time is flying past and left me in a heavy mood as I thought about all that is left to do with Winter approaching again.
Time is tight, money is tight and on days like today the launch seems as far away as ever.
I know it’ll pass, I know I’ll keep going, I know I’ll get there, but I can’t lie, sometimes building this boat seems like the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.