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Saturday, June 18, 2011

The ol' Spars and Stripes

Not that they're finished, but I can honestly say I have three spars.  As most of you know, there is nothing quite like holding a smooth solid piece of wood that you've shaped your self.  Very rewarding.  I have high hopes for these sticks and I'm very happy with how they're coming along.

^^The intersection of multiple hunks of wood

I have fiberglass cloth to wrap the bottom end of the mast but my order of tape is on hold for now (TX200 takes priority for the Duckworks folks).  I'll spend a few nights hand sanding just to knock down little bumps and such.  Then 'glass and coats of 'pox.  I think I'm going to look for some brass tubing to line the lashing holes a la Alzuger of Brooklyn.

My next phase will be foils.

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