I love having a little house. But there are some downsides. Like not having a formal dining area. And not having enough room to loft pieces greater than 10'.
This whole time I've been lofting I've been fretting about the larger pieces. It occurred to me the other night, while I was lying in bed wide awake, that I have the perfect surface in which to loft. And it has been sitting under my nose this whole time.
Of course, the shed! I can't believe I haven't thought about this sooner. The shed is 10'x20'- there's plenty of room for those troublesome larger pieces on the outside wall. All I'd have to do is tack up two sheets of my 1/4" meranti to smooth out the T1-11 surface. So that's exactly what I did.
Great idea + fantastic weather = all three planks, done.
For what it's worth, Val makes a fantastic assistant. His crazy long arms are perfect for holding up battens. Speaking of battens, the plywood I'm using for the patterns (the 1/4" meranti) makes a great batten- I just cut out a 3" strip of it, and it worked quite well.
Things are going faster and slower than I anticipated. On one hand I'm surprised that we're nearing mid-June, and I have yet to play with the 1.5 gallons of epoxy I've purchased. On the other, I'm proud of the progress I've made. I feel like I'm moving steadily forward each day, and that's a wonderful feeling.