Today we celebrate. Yesterday we tightened the last bit of chrome on her golden body. Three months ago our hands drew wide and curvy shapes in the air. We sketched plans in our pocket journal. We visited the hardwood store, carefully weighed beams in our hands, stroked curly grains and went home with nothing but splinters — reconnaissance before buying. Cutting, sanding, gluing, measuring, and imagining brought the amber, purple, and coffee colored planks to life. Her natural linseed oil finish glows softly. Paul is proud of his masterpiece. With this post, the project is complete. Fini! A few more pictures here….
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