So itís spring and Iím still plugging away at my winter project list. I fear I may have bitten off too much, were coming in hot this year.
I bought a sail rite last fall and got started on making rail covers for the aft half of the boat. Also a new windshield cover.
Next I bought a vinyl cutter and scanned and recreated all the graphics on the boat. Iíve just started to remove the old, so that will be going up incrementally.
Then I decided the old Formica dinette was bothering me, and if you change that, then the galley Formica needs to go too. Come to think of it, those dinette cushions are an eyesore....
So here are the cushions and the new dinette table is now getting a finish put on it. I donít like the swirls in it from my Fein RO, so a new festool will be here on Thursday with a smaller cutting radius.
The table is Walnut and Yew, both started from slabs. The Yew is gorgeous, but highly checked, so thatís been reinforced on the bottom and all that gorgeous checking does not make the finishing easy.
The cushions I sewed and sourced latex foam, which is both comfortable as it is expensive along with wool batting.
I have 1.25 compressed cork coming for the galley countertops and just ordered new wallpaper for the dinette area. Problem is...once you make a clean spot...
Btw, Iíve been at the very edge of my capabilities in both the sewing and the woodwork. So far I think I can live with the outcome. Actually Iím pretty happy with how this is going to come together. I also struggle with perfectionism, and this is all far far far from perfect.
The countertops may be interesting. The breakfast bar is off last weekend, but the main galley did not want to easily come free. There are some subtle angles to be preserved and the cork will need to have some jointer.
...and itís April. Right after April is May. There goes my stress level again.