Saturday, February 17, 2007
I have a growing list of things I could write about, but they all require more thought than I'm capable of at the moment. So here, instead, is the latest progress on the teapot. The shape of the spout is now basically finished, and just requires very fine sanding, colouring and lacquering. This afternoon Jim started on the acorn-shaped knob on the lid. This is the first, crude stage. It will be filed and trimmed and sanded, and rebuilt with finer grade material, before it gets to the stage the spout is now at. Both the spout and the lid are based on a photo of a very similar teapot in the second issue of NarrowBoat, the very expensive but satisfyingly shiny 'heritage' quarterly from Waterways World.