Most popular station was the model paddle carving on the new carving benches George whipped up last week. They really worked out well and got a real workout!
|Bernie getting the girls started|
|Roni coaching carving|
|Brent helps with the fine points|
One of the boys really got good at sanding in prep for final varnish, carefully not destroying the decal - which is easy to do. Very good work done here.
|really great job on cedar strip Richardson|
|First Anton filled and faired the bottom|
|Then the keel went on and got nailed|
On the bench Jim had some kids into outboard engine work resulting in two engines made ready for tank testing. Very satisfying when they start!
|someone's having fun|
|and getting results.|
|Jim on the Gale final touches|
|Now into an Evinrude 7 1/2|
|Rory and Anthony assemble a 5 1/2 demonstrator|
As certain projects got to a stage, or if someone just wanted to try something else, they moved to another station to learn something new.
|making small parts on the band saw|
|girls make mahogany plugs|
|using a drill press is a new skill.|
|all smiles and accomplishment!|
Later this same week, two of the young ladies who started carving paddles back at the Life Matters event wanted to return and complete the paddles they started. George and Roni helped them do just that.
|the girls did a great job of carving|
|the new benches were busy this week|