Sunday, January 20, 2013
Ulu Sail Project - Year 2
Back at Live Oak, Florida, I am regrouping for my winter endeavor to hopefully make 250 sails+/- for the Kuna Indians of Panama's San Blas Islands . I've been purchasing wood, tables, etc. to set up shop for sail making in a building I've rented.
Ordering thread, a hot knife, basting tape went well even a discount offered from Sailrite company. I should be cutting sailcloth by Sunday or Monday if all goes well.
Last years sails (the white one). This next production will be larger-shown in Red but will also be in Yellow, Dark Hot Pink, Orange and Silver. They will have a colorful horizon!
Today, while it was cold and quite windy, I closed the front doors to the building and continued to build what I needed. The main task, was a rack to hold the sail cloth, so I could fairly easily, pull it out onto tables for cutting and sewing.
Murphy's law never fails, so a few glitches occured, but at the end of the day, the rack was built....with measurments that FINALLY worked! (gettin' old!).
the only problem is.......he is not happy unless he is in my lap. What do I build for that? ;)