|This is one of those days where the first project takes all day, well for me anyway! I made the top cap for the berth aft. It is a purchased length of oak, pre-shaped, but needed to be routed under neath to fit over the 7/8" board that makes the berth edge.|
|Getting those angles right can so
easily be a disaster. I alway cut lengths with a 1/4" fudge factor, just to
make sure I'm not goofing. Because the thing is recessed over the board, the
lengths changed, by about 1/4"!
The "entry" area came to a good height, with the step attached.
|The step was removed for more
coats of varathane. It is a high rub area, just like the steps into the
cockpit, which has worn off and been coated 5 times I bet.
One more thing done!
| Another interesting tidbit I
did today was a solution to the little tambour cover door on Gena's desk. As
mentioned before, I didn't want an ugly handle sticking out, hooking people
hips and clothing, so any kind of surface latch was out of the question as
I found these child security drawer latches. They are quite well built and are designed to allow the drawer to come out enough that an adult can push a finger inside, which releases the drawer.
I mounted the catch inside and drilled a hole for a 1/4" bolt with a spring. when pushed in, the door pops open! Great! Now I need to find an oak knob to screw on to the bolt.
5.5 hours - Made top rail for aft berth, plumbed in shower adapter and tap
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