Railing upscale

The grey flakiness of the sun hammered varnish is the sign to get the old Makita Orbital out again. Not that it had been put away at all… With the main deck woodwork all varnished nicely and thoroughly, it is time to start working on the upper level. So, the railings on the staircase are…

Stern panel tidy-up

I’ve chosen to put my Resin River Table project on hold for a while, and focus on tidying up the wood railing panels on the stern of Alhambra. As with all the woodowrk on the dear old Alhambra, there’s loads of it. Knowing the amount of sanding that’s required to prepare surfaces for varnishing. I’ve…

Saturated and disintegrating…

A bow bedroom on-suite shower furnished a marble shelf that threatened to crash to the ground at any minute. Doing so could’ve caused very smashed toes… and we don’t want that. Saturated and disintegrating, the wood shelf reluctantly held onto the surprisingly heavy 3/4 inch marble vernier. The widening gap signalling this support was soon to…

Railings off…

So it’s railings off, sanding required and a three course Marine varnish to be applied. The term “lifelong learning” springs to mind as I live the life onboard Alhambra. In this situation I speak about the maintenance of outdoor varnished woodwork The exterior varnish on Alhambra is showing signs of being relentlessly beaten by the…

The story of the bow table

Soon after our move onto Alhambra we realised a want to get an oval table made for the bow of the boat. Something that could be placed on top of the bollard mooring structure, to act as a portable table surface. OK then… so I needed to make a multi textured novel table, with a…

Woodworking on Alhambra

On of the treats of owning the boat is that i like the idea of spending my time maintaining it. No small task. Built of fibreglass and Teak, there’s a load of woodwork that needs to be maintained and looked after. So far my focuses have been the Bow decking.  At 70 feet long there’s a load…