I met Raven at Starbuck’s for coffee, we headed for Salvation Army. Raven needs luggage for her trip to Sweden soon. We found a nice small roller case that she likes as well as an Ipad briefcase and on the cheap.


I went digging through the bins, found a nice boat clip, a can of body parts molding stuff and some stained glass stick on. The glass stuff turned out to be cut up but more is available at Home Depot, good samples to try.


Heading home, getting hungry. It’s a cool day, Raven wants chicken root soup. I have some potatoes that are sprouting but still good, pealed and diced. In the garden, the carrots and beets are beginning to shoot, time to pick them. The beet cooked separately is a bit woody. The carrots are huge, half munched by gophers and slugs, but after whittling them down excellent. I also have some choice wax beans from TJ’s, garlic, a sprouting onion I picked out the best of, fresh garden herbs, oregano, thyme and parsley. Half an organic chicken breast diced, boxed broth, red wine, thickened with flour and water. Served in cups in the warming sun, perfect.

Raven worked on the cabinet doors as I cooked, adding black paint to the edges of the doors.


After lunch I noticed the fenders need to be sealed in metal. I have some galvo but it would be best cut at work on the brake and shear in the model shop. I’ll need a pattern, more card stock from the Dollar store, off to Healdsburg. Meanwhile Raven is drawing in more details on the corner battens. It’s harsh on the pencil, she resharpens it often on the lapidary grinder, the ultimate pencil sharpener.


I cut the patterns for the wheel wells with Raven’s help marking as I held it in place. That done, we need to install corner moldings inside. I found some suitable redwood and 45 degree angle cut four pieces. The stock had some cutouts I filled with putty, then sanded them on the lapidary with a newer belt removing the saw marks. The putty doesn’t match, paint or stain. Here’s the corners and patterns on the wheel.


Last week I was off for a memorial, next is questionable for Raven as she has a performance dance. We shall see.

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