Louissanto helps again with epoxy & the table saw, jointer & planer

On this boat-building day my son Louissanto wanted to help me again and he did some amazing epoxy work, used the table saw, jointer and planer. We had a good time together.

Other wonderful news is that in february me and my family will be joining Stewart and Zaya on their Tiki 38 SV Luckyfish on a week long sail from Nassau to Georgetown. Link to Luckyfish Gets Away: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkHpXYj4icqUOkQZqkelyPg

Music : Words Fall Apart by Josh Woodward – http://joshwoodward.com

Epoxy work on backbone parts, making long battens

In this video I continued with preparing the backbone parts. I really enjoy working on my boat. I would like to dedicate more time to it. There are always things to do, applying epoxy, removing amine blush, sanding, cleaning tools, making stringers. Outside it started snowing, the scenery around my workspace is very beautiful when there is a layer of snow. This weekend I also helped my friend Jean-Noel who is opening a restaurant, we painted parts of the kitchen.

Music : Midnight Sun by Josh Woodward – http://joshwoodward.com

Removing amine blush, sawing, jointing, planing stringers

In this video you can see that it is getting cold out here. Outside it was just below 0 degrees celcius and inside my workspace it was 2 degrees celcius. I have no problems with that, because inside my large tent it is 12 degrees celcius, which is comfortable and my epoxy seems to cure well. Outside of the tent, but inside the workspace I keep comfortably warm by wearing multiple layers of clothes, and by keeping busy. I cleaned the backbone parts that already have an epoxy coating with water and an abrasive pad to remove amine blush. I have to do that, because I am not using peel ply. I know for sure that I have amine blush, because I can feel it and when I don’t clean well with water the 80 grit sandpaper gets clogged up quickly. Did some sawing, jointing and planing for backbone and hull stringers. I am very satisfied about the work done in the latest days. And I promise, for obvious safety reasons, I will not wear a long shawl anymore when I operate woodworking machines (or tuck it tight into my coat).

Music : Airplane Mode by Josh Woodward – http://joshwoodward.com