Paul gets wood

Monday the 16th August it arrives.

After months of anticipation a courier truck backs up the driveway bearing 900kgs of gaboon plywood. Most of the sheets have tiny slices made by a computer controlled laser, which makes it a treat to unload.

As you lift up a sheet much of it is left behind as intricate shapes, recognizable to a few of is as “boat bits”.

Robert Ayliffe and Hector the truck driver help move the pile sheet by sheet into the shed. Foolishly we neglect to order our stack and spend the rest of the afternoon shuffling these giant jigsaw puzzles to a useful order.

I don’t sleep much that first night.

About paulatkins

I own a 3rd generation family businss printing for lovers of photography. My favourite hobby is building and sailing wooden boats.
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3 Responses to Paul gets wood

  1. Michael Jansen says:

    I am so so happy that you are actually have the timbers now. The thought of putting this together and then actually having a “big’ boat to play with is quite emotional!

    Let me know when you need help to kick off, hold brushes or bits of delicious plywood in place, and I will be there.

  2. paulatkins says:

    I just got the wood Michael, I have yet to do anything but shuffle it around.

    Is brown the colour of emotion?

    Can”t wait to have you over, first job is joining the half stations with butt joins and I will be playing with butts tonight! So when you get here we can vanish into the dusty, kero heated, ply and red-handled-tool filled shed together.

  3. Carol says:

    Pre-Cut? What is there for you to do then? We’ll be round for her maiden voyage on Sunday avo.

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