Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wrapping Up a Gift for Texas

For the last four months I've worked on a collection of remi intended for my operation in Irving, Texas. 
Stripes, varnish, and a whole lot of cure-time went into these four pieces.

Three of them came out of Saverio Pastor's shop in Venice - two have been seasoned here in California, the other was unwrapped for the first time at Nationals last November.

The fourth one (on the left) is a bit of an odd oar.
It's more of a steering oar - for a non-Venetian boat.

Tonight I inspected them to be sure they were ready to ship.
I laid them out on the kitchen floor, wrapped them in bubble wrap,
and tomorrow they will go into a boat that's being trailered to Texas.

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