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What's on the bench? January 2022

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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
Eric, Vince et al~


Not quite a "ballpeen moment" - more of a ssssiiiiggghhhhh of acknowledgement several years ago....


I was refinishing an old nav light - a traditional combination bow light with flag socket for CASSIOPEIA. It would mount on the top of the pilothouse:







The light was probably from the 1940s or 50s - from my Dad. It was all bronze. The lenses were real glass. The small parts were held together with actual machine screws and nuts. My Dad had painted it somewhere along the line, so I stripped it and polished each of the parts. I thoroughly enjoyed putting it back together - until I was done! Working with it upside down on my lap, I proudly held it up to admire my handiwork: Sure enough, green on port, red on starboard!


( I was probably 7 or 8 when I was taught about port and starboard et cetera.)


Ten more minutes later and all was saved. Such rarely happens so easily after wooden parts have been glued, screwed, and the like.


All the best,


SJS







Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
That looks like Craig Kessler standing on the dock.
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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
Joe~


It is, indeed, Cap'n Kessler. I built the pilothouse for what had been an open vessel - 25' LOA - several years back.


All the best,


SJS


Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
Oh man Eric, that's a nice bench. I am jealous. Can't wait to see it restored.

Zane
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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
i love that little pilot house
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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
I would like it with a space heater as a tender boat
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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
Good morning, Joe~


Here's much of the story - from back in 2014:


http://www.duckboats.net/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=252871;do=post_view;search_string=cassiopeia#p252871


I have some later adornments I've added since - but I think the photos are on my other laptop.


And, yes, Craig has a heater - and stove - in her.


She was built to serve as the tender for White-Wing:


http://www.duckboats.net/...g=White-Wing#p290525



All the best,


SJS







Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
Joe~


I just found the "kitchen" post:


http://www.duckboats.net/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=274603;do=post_view;search_string=cassiopeia#p274603


Hope you're all shoveled out!


SJS








Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
 
Decoy Monster Machine,


That's a mighty fine rig of Pintails. Plenty of interaction between the poses and the top view sez it all.

Two Thumbs Up!


Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Re: What's on the bench? January 2022 In reply to
Steve, thanks for sharing that with me. i want one when can we start?