Everything is Beautiful in Its Own Way.

I have been wallowing in the pleasure of attaching  final bits of trim to the boat.

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Tim sensei comes down to lend a hand.

There are long strips of trim that attach to the gunwhale, bits of which have gone missing over the years.

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The end of the line. Notice the elegant profile of the trim.

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One lacking strip is short  – 15cm

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The other lacking bit is much longer – 128 cm

What to do? I go to the little hardware, carpentry, woodworking shop hard by my house. I have written about this place before. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/succulents/

I explain the dimensions, profile and length of the missing pieces to the old gentleman who gave me the succulents.We ponder strategy. We have hardly a word in any common language. It does not seem to matter that much.

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He gets straight to it.

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He knows what he is doing.

He explains that he cannot reproduces the exact profile of the existing trim but he can get pretty close. I will have to spend a couple of hours wielding the rasp to get it more accurate but the main job is done.

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His wife with the product.

The whole thing took an hour, just a couple of hundred meters from home.  It costs 1000 yen. Every thing is easy in Okinawa.

 

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1 Response to Everything is Beautiful in Its Own Way.

  1. Mike Taylor says:

    Ray Stevens circa 1970. Not exactly Neil Young.

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