The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.09.26 - Name Plate (Again)

With the last event of the season now over I will hopefully be able to spend my weekends working on Naiad but first I have to regain my enthusiasm for the project. I have been in "slow" mode these last three weeks or so due to the events and that has had the effect of putting Naiad "on the back burner" so to speak. I'm also dithering a bit as the next bit of the project involves cutting the holes in the cabin sides and I don't want to make any mistakes at this point.

So, not much work done today. I did a whole heap of measuring and calculating for the size and position of the port light holes, not much point in photographing that, but I did glue the template I had and for the name plates to a backing board.

It's not too easy to see the template as it is transparent...

.. it is a little easier to see form this angle.

And here is is glued to the backing board.

The intention is to use this to create a twice full sized name board in wood. The stylus on the pantograph will run along the edge of the template, it's only 0.9mm thick but it is enough to guide the stylus. The large name board will guide the stylus even better as the name will be cut deeper into the wood. Thus the two name boards that I need can be easily created from the twice full sized one.

I hope.

In the meantime, I have to buy some more wood glue. The recent spate of hot weather has caused all my wood glue to solidify. Not the epoxy, the other stuff.