|Looking sharp with her beautifully varnished cabin roof and white topsides.|
|You can see your face in this mirror!|
|Huffin' at rest beside her sister, Puffin.|
Meanwhile, Nick and the CHAD students continued to move forward on the skiff, building the remaining molds, and shaping the transom.
|Nick explains a detail of skiff design to Brijith|
|Nick lays out the skiff's transom as Brijith and Brianna watch.|
|Joe carving away at his new "Welcome to the Workshop on the Water" sign|
|A big hungry crowd at the lunch counter. Great to see so many folks involved.|
The shop was really buzzing with activity all day. Lots of volunteers, lots of students and interns, all working away on projects. Sometimes, one doesn't realize how big a team is working in the shop until lunchtime, when heads can be counted.
The WoW crew hung around after work for a bit of mid-summer celebration with the entire ISM staff, volunteers, friends, and family. A great barbecue was prepared and served, boats were sailed and rowed, and a good time was had by all. A beautiful evening, one of the few this summer, it seems, certainly helped things along. Thanks are due to John Brady, who suggested the celebration, as well as to Jeff who organized it and the interns and volunteers who manned the barbecue, shucked and steamed the corn (in a steaming bag, just like we steam wood for bending,) set everything up, and cleaned up afterward.
|Jeff sets up for the party.|
|The guys shucking a full case of corn. It was later steamed in our wood steamer setup.|
|A happy and well fed crowd.|
|Party attendees enjoyed the festivities, both inside and outside the shop.|
|Sitting on the dock, watching the boats. What could be better?|
|Huffin' races past Olympia. Olympia wasn't really trying, though.|