Well the wind was blowing and I did go sailing but it was somewhat spoiled by having to look at those doors. Between the poor marquetry and the just plain wrong colors in my veneer choices I knew I couldn’t live with them for long. So off I set to replace them.
First of all I cut a new albatross but in more subdued colors this time, maple and walnut instead of holly and grey.
In for a penny, in for a pound I guess. Why not put a couple of my favorite orcas on the insides? This time my sea color is mahogany which is the trim wood on the boat already. I used cedar for the skies, also already extensively used on the boat.
Since I was going to rout the panels out and replace them I thought I’d do a better finish on the ports. These are the inside and outside rings I made up on the lathe.
I used my pin router to cut accurate circles.
Here they are installed. I’ll post better detail photos in a project post soon. I think you have to agree that the veneer choices better suit the application. The old ones below just seem to clash with the boat to me.
And finally, here are the insides. They have the same field as the outsides but different marqutery.
So with the distractions gone there is movement on the original Friendship marquetry back in the shop. Remember? The actual subject of this blog. It seems like a long time ago, but I’m back to it at last, at least on days without whitecaps in the bay.
I’ll catch you up on that one next time.
Thanks for looking in.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/