Boat Yard CXVI
Here it is the first of August already and I'm still not back to work. I did get my anchor winch and water heater ordered while I've been laid up so I can install them as soon as I'm able to get back to work. I still need fifteen cabinet doors for all the compartments in the forward cabin area so I think I might work on those first because I can work on the front workbench to make them and not have to climb around on the boat until my foot gets a little better. I need to get the wiring in for the anchor winch before I can finish the stateroom paneling so I guess that will be the next thing on my list. Then I think I will get the water heater installed and hooked up to my propane tanks. So, that's my plan, now I just have to get started on it.
Well, it's been a long time but I'm finally back to work - Sort Of! I'm only able to be on my feet for two or three hours at a time, but at least I can start getting something done. As you can see from the pictures left and right, I have been working on the front workbench and making more cabinet doors. I have all the stiles and rails cut out for the last 24 doors. Today I started on the panels. I have mirrors for the panels in the two doors that go in the head so I only have 22 wood panels to make. Then I can start assembling them and then get them stained and varnished.
I'm back to work again after a trip to Minnesota to visit my family. Mom turned 92 last month so I had to go up north and wish her a happy birthday. I also attended my 50th high school reunion. It was really great to visit with many of my classmates.
I'm still working on my cabinet doors and I have a couple of them put together and the panels cut and fit for the rest of them. I just need to get the profiles cut on them and I can start assembling them.
I'm making some progress with my last bunch of cabinet doors. To the left is a picture of some of them all glued together. I still have 8 or 9 more to assemble but I should be able to get them put together tomorrow. Next I will have to finish sanding them all down again to get them ready for stain. To the right is a view of some of my doors with the stain applied. Next comes the varnish.
Doors, Doors, and more doors! I've finally finished all the sanding, and staining, and I have one coat of varnish on the front side of all my doors. I brushed the first coat on but will spray the last two or three coats. I wanted to work the varnish into the grain with the brush on the first coat but spraying will be a lot quicker for the last coats.
I'm getting some of my doors installed as you can see from these pictures. To the left is a view of the doors going down into the forward cabin. I still have one more to install there and they will be all done. To the right is a picture of the cabinets opened up so you can see the lights on with the doors open. I've put a little switch behind each door which turns the light off when you close the doors.
Here are a couple pictures of the doors on my hanging locker. To the left is a view of the doors closed, and to the right is a view of the locker with the doors open. As you can see, there are lights in the locker as well. I have one larger light in the forward part of the locker, and a smaller light in the storage compartments behind the locker. Both lights are activated by the same switch on the door jam.