Oor city hosts an annual world class event, The Ski to Sea race. This year 410 teams of eight members each raced from 4,500 feet elevation at the Mt Baker Ski area, to finish about 7 hours later in kayaks crossing the waters of Bellingham Bay. Running, skiing, bicycle riding, canoeing down a river and finally racing across the bay in kayaks. over 3,000 participants. This year was perfect weather. it ends in Fairhaven, a historic village in south Bellingham. The whole town is there to welcome the finishers. here is a view of the Village Green with just a few of the townspeople.
We also worked in the garden a bit. Notice our friendly crow sitting on the arbor watching Marya work with the azalea bush. We feed him daily and he has become quite tame.
I got some work done in the shop as well. The bodies of #118 & 119 are pretty well sanded and scraped, ready for final sanding when the fretboards are on and the necks finally contoured. Those hooks are looking good. Fretboards and bridges are just sitting in place to check color etc.
119 needs the Paua Abalone dots placed , so I got out the old fashioned hand drill.
Here were my selections of this fascinating shell. Each piece an individual
The next step is to sand in the radius. It is done with a concave wooden block with stickit 180 grit sand paper attached.
And here is the fretboard sanded to a 12 foot radius. That will help make it smooth to play.