|Painted but not varnished. I am thinking of putting|
the name of the boat on the square part of the loom.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I think I have shaped them enough. So now I have put on a bit of paint to help them match the pram and when I get some more varnish I can do that. They feel pretty strong and pretty light weight. Once they are varnished I am done with the pram and can get to regular use of it.
Shaping by eye and planes and spoke shave takes a bit of time and there were some compromises that were made from taking a bit too much here or there, but overall I am pretty happy with these. I did use the belt sander on the blades for a moment until the sand paper belt tore thru. Took it for a sign and sat in the sun with a wood block and 80 grit paper to finish that shaping.