I couldn’t find any brushes and I don’t like shopping on Sunday so I thought instead of painting I’d just work on the mast mount. Now I’d initially had this really complicated mount in my head (a dark and scary place at the best of times:-) but after a bit of advice, from shipwright, on how strong the step would need to be I simplified my plan.
So I squared up a piece of Douglas Fir I think I got from my Dad before evening leaving the College, so its a well travelled piece of fir.
I found the centre and initially thought about drilling a hole big enough to slide the mast in. Except I don’t have a drill that big. So I changed gears a bit and did this:
I fit this kinda like you do horseshoes, I got close with a good first estimate and then tweaked it a bit to get this:
A little epoxy to hold it together and waterproof the inside channel and it will be ready for mounting
I still have the rest of the mast to smooth and taper. I was about to cut the pintels when my garage sale lathe arrived so this is were I left it for today. And tomorrow its back to work so the progress will slow a little. This is just a shot of some of the fantastic country side I drove through on my way back from Rivers.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2