Week 2 begins!

My scarf joint ready to be sorted!

My scarf joint ready to be sorted!

After a busy weekend it was time to get back to the workshop! Not that I was really away from it during the weekend... So, I started finishing off my plain scarf joint only for my block plane to betray me! Y'see, the sole (that's the bottom bit) is adjustable so that you can vary the size of the mouth (this changes how much of the blade comes out so you can adjust the depth of your planing) but on my one it is uneven so I was planing and it took a big chunk out of the edge... Sigh. It had previously been fixed with masking tape but, alas, the devious block plane had worked it's way around this fix... SO, I had to re-mark the wood. Again. My instructor has sorted the block plane so it is working now but this means that i have to go around fitting the scarf one more time. I think quite a few of us have had to remark our plain scarf joints for various reasons so it's not that big deal and it is good to get practice with the chisel, planes and saws so it is all good. Even so, I am really looking forward to getting it finished and moving on to the next one! After remarking the wood I needed a bit of a break from the plain scarf so I started squaring up the next piece of wood. After class finished we went for a walk and then headed back to the workshop where I took off the larger bits from the plain scarf so I can do the final tweaking tomorrow.

This was the view that created us when me and my bench buddy went for a walk after the end of classes. It was so beautiful! No breeze, flat sea, lovely cool temperature and little fluffy clouds floating in the pink sunset. You could even see where it was raining out over the ocean. The beauty here is simply breathtaking. I actually can't believe I am living here and doing this!

In the gallery below you can see some photos I took on our walk, we went down onto Monmouth beach (which is just in front of the BBA) and then along and onto the Cob. You can even see the twin triangles of the roof of the BBA in one of the photos I took of Monmouth beach. That is where we live. Wow. Just, wow.