Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Exciting News

Today's been a bit of a flurry here at the shop. Colleen Jones (and cameraman Steve Berry) from CBC News spent the morning here asking questions to the result that we are supposed to be on the news tonight. They were very kind and gracious. We stumbled over the answers and they patiently asked them again to get a better shot. Can't wait to see the result. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Students in the shop

Something new today.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bit of a brain storm. Bit of a hurricane really. We have been trying to figure out how we are going to finish out the inside of Lena Blanche and what her deck design will be like. We've been keeping track of some of the things we'd like to have and where things will go like the galley and salon, heads and storage and, of course, bunks. Nothing definite, you understand, but we know these are essentials.
Digging deep in my poor wood laden brain, I remembered that we have a dear friend who teaches brilliant students at the Architectural school in Halifax. So I asked myself, "Self, do you suppose they need a different kind of project to occupy them for part of this term. Something they could sink their teeth in, be a little experimental with, dive into a new world (so to speak). Hmmmmm".
So I called Emmanuel and ran the prospect past him and asked what he thought of the idea. Long story short a week or so later we had 6 students crawling through our "little" schooner taking measurements with machinery used in surveying but higher tech and much greater usability and asking all sorts of questions about the vessel and her needs.
Here are some of the pics from that day.
 Noah and Emanuel (outside of vessel) going over drawings and labeling vessel parts in sketches.
 In the vessel deciding which points of the vessel they're going to use as a benchmark for their project
 Setting up to use the bottom of the clamp as their baseline for the machine. They also used every 4th frame to fill in the dimensional aspects.
 Ben, Tomas and Dean (brown t-shirt).

(back row l-r) Noah Jacobson, Tomas Ramos, Robert Cuthbert
(front row l-r)Ben Weiss, Ben Angus, Dean Dumaresq, Emanuel Jannasch (Professor)
Dalhousie School of Architecture 

We are so excited to see what these fellows come up with. When they're all done, then we'll share what they have drawn up with all of you.