Tuesday, April 16, 2013

And The Winner Is!

Before I announce the winner,
 I'll explain the reason I have wood-putty on my fingers.

 Still working on the hatch cover.
No matter how tight the pieces fit together there are always spots to putty in.

Lots of sanding on this boat project but it will all be worth it when we are done.

All the names of everyone who participated are going into my old beat up cowboy hat.

And now for the lucky winner!

Congratulations to Donna Wilkes!  
The Rust Goddess wins our $25. Amazon gift card!!
Thanks so much to everybody who participated in our drawing.  
We will be having at least one more before Gypsy Rose is finished.

Have a great day and smooth sailing.


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gpysy Rose Hatch Cover and $25 giveaway.

Here is a photo of the hatch cover right after we brought Gypsy Rose home from the folks we bought her from.
As you can see she is pretty well weather beaten.  

First I will peel off the damaged layers of veneer until I get down to good wood.

Good wood at last!
  The veneer here still had some damage on the edge so 
I scored a straight line with my razor knife and removed the damaged part. 
 Now I have layed a thin strip of wood in to fair out the surface
 of the hatch cover.  The paint cans are just for weight while the glue drys.

Hey, boat restoring is hungry work and this blog after all is called 
Woodworkin and good eats so rib steak here I come.

Here I am sealing up the wood with 2 coats of high quality exterior house paint.

Now it's time to cut the cedar strips that we will cover our hatch with.  
Don't know what I mean?  
See the cedar strip yacht tender I built elsewhere on this blog.

Now I am routering a bead on one edge of the strips and a cove on the other edge.

See how that makes the strips nest together?

Strip number 1!! I am excited!

Here we are 15 strips in.
Okay, that's it for this progress report.  
Don't forget to enter our giveaway by joining my blog and leaving a comment.

Happy blogging.

Monday, April 1, 2013

$25 Gift Card Give-A-Way

You've got to start somewhere, so here we go! 
Get out the wood cleaner, the stripper, the scrub brushes, the sandpaper and the elbow grease.
It's going to be a labor of love. 

April 2nd is our 37th Wedding Anniversary.
In celebration we want to spread the love with a 

The prize will be a $25 Amazon gift card,

and all you have to do to get in on the drawing
 is be a follower to my blog and leave a comment 
between now and midnight (my time) April 15th.
Connie has already named her "Gypsy Rose".
Right now she looks a bit like a "Weed", 
but we have every intention of changing her to a "Rose". 

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think
 about this new project of mine.

Smooth Sailing,  Steve