Fuji’s description of their Sensia E6 slide film leads you to believe that every shot you take is going to be pulled straight from the pages of National Geographic circa 1990. Let’s test that.
Fantastic day! After threatening it for nearly a month, I finally got a whole century done- fine weather, flat land, and a need to atone for a day spent inside a WalMart all helped make it possible. Despite the excellent outcome, the day certainly had its ups and downs. It started out weird- onContinue reading “Day 25: Kentucky, or, 💯‼️”
Gray day this morning, quickly becoming a gray and rainy day. I wish that rain didn’t mean no riding- but trying to stay on the road while cars blast by and spray me doesn’t seem like a good way to stay safe. While the rain is on, anyways, there’s no sense in setting out- everythingContinue reading “Day 24: Kentucky”
After a cozy camp out last night, I stayed in a little later than usual today to wait for rain showers to pass before heading on towards Bardstown- a mere 60 miles away.
A frosty (beautiful) morning in Booneville today.
Maybe because yesterday was Sunday, maybe because people like to stay inside here, or maybe because mountain spirits regularly transform people into dogs here- I’ve seen more dogs than humans for most of the last two days.
The scarfed pieces, fully cured and ready to be cleaned, is turned into our full length keel plank and then milled to its final thickness before being sent over to Jake for marking and shaping. We’ve now got five people working on four separate projects for the Corinthian; although there’s less opportunity to doubleContinue reading “Divide and Conquer”
Making big pieces of wood smaller and smoother, and then bigger again.
Mondays are for odds and ends, and preparations, and trying to do things that will make our lives easier later on. This week, that means taking a look at this 200 year old model ship that the museum picked up from the Seamen’s Church Institute in Philadelphia. It’s big and cool and old and reallyContinue reading “Odds and Ends”
Laminating is the 20th century version of scarfing – making a bunch of smaller pieces of wood into one bigger one that is the size or shape we need. In this case, the stem is laminated from a number of smaller, thinner strips of sapele that will be hugely easier to work with than tryingContinue reading “Laminate”