Re: [bolger] Re: Boat Plans,a thank you from the blushing bride......
- Peter, you are an artist and a gentleman. Your
artistry needs no explanation, once you have seen a
picture of Lestat. You are a gentleman because you
have absolved me of all remorse as I survey my fleet
of 80-grit ugly ducks. What has always bothered me is
the suspicion that if I had just applied a little bit
more care, a hair more effort, I too could have had a
finish people would have admired. After reading your
finishing schedule, and knowing my untapped reserves
of laziness, I know now such a result is beyond me
forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Life is
good again. Sam
--- Peter Lenihan <peterlenihan@...> wrote:
> As for the much touted finish on LESTAT, I can only__________________________________________________
> say that for a
> two neuron chap like myself, I played it really safe
> and actually
> read the instructions on the product labels many
> times over before
> committing my slave labour. With my failing memory
> in tatters and
> shreds, the best I can piece together at the moment
> is the following
> schedule mosaic:
> 1)all surfaces THOROUGHLY sanded
> 2)all surfaces sealed with an epoxy sealer(IFC S-1
> sealer),at least 2
> coats with THOROUGH sanding between coats
> 3) Interlux Epoxy Barrier Coat 404 generously
> applied to THOROUGHLY
> sanded(and sealed) surfaces.
> 4)Barrier Coat THOROUGHLY sanded until it looked
> like a mirror froma
> very oblique angle.
> 5) another coat of Barrier Coat since one was not
> enough for the full
> mirror effect.
> 6) repeat step 4
> 7)first coat of paint,Interlux
> 8)wet sand this paint,THOROUGHLY.
> 9)second coat of Brightside.
> I used a foam brush and regular paint brush to apply
> the finish coat.
> When I use the word THOROUGHLY, I intend it to mean
> that the surface
> has not one square centimetre of glossiness to
> it...nothing but a
> lovely dull mat allure,ready to suck up and hold the
> suscessive coat.
> In brief, ya gotta be half out of yer mind crazy in
> love with your
> project to go nuts like that, but for some it is
> worth it :-)....not
> entirely necessary,but worth it.
> Thanks again for the incredible deluge of kindness
> and may you all
> experience your own highs from your respective
> Peter Lenihan, presently on a real vacation and
> sticking to an
> olympic style regime in the brewski department after
> a Wednesday
> visit from that hop-n-malt guzzler of lore Big Bad
> Bruce Hector,aka
> Le Baron de Kingston,who has extended an invite to
> his realm for the
> crewette and moi,next week,on board the pirate
> ADAGIO......hmmmm.....gonna be some serious tanking
> goin on I
> fear,out there at the mouth of the mighty
> St.Lawrence...................I can't wait!!!!!
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "lakepepinmollyblue" <barryhill@...>
> From a fellow unrepentant,if somewhat soured by age,romantic.
> Persian rug-makers make an intentional error because "only Allah is
> Perhaps more to the point, as I was told one fussy day in the school
> machine shop, "the Russians say,'Perfection is the enemy of Gudonov".
> From "gettin' a little green around the edges" Lake Pepin.
Whaddya mean,"somewhat soured by age"?! Don't you know we are all
like huge premium bottles of wine getting better with age? All we need
is for someone to come in to check on us once in a while and to even
give us a gentle turning and Presto(!) we get better. God knows there
is enough grief and turmoil in the world thus it suits me to a"T" to
also be kept in the dark a while also :-)
Besides that, this boatbuilding hobby is grand medicine for
nurturing our inner child,who may become starved while we struggle with
adult life realities.....even our hero Bolger calls our boats big
toys....I say "Let's play!!"
As regards this business of perfection being the exclussive domain
of various deities, I say phoowee! It is all in the eye of the
beholder....just ask my crewette :-D
Keep a good thought Bob!
Peter Lenihan,perfectly happy,with his perfect crewette and enoying
this imperfect world/life...perfectly! :-D