Two random observations, after a lazy day catching up on the Tally Ho progress
While it's amazing to think of the costs going into the project ($11k just for the raw material that went into floors and knees, etc)... It's kinda mind-numbing to think of all the costs that don't actually go into the boat. Like all that dimensional lumber used for bracing, stairs, work-surfaces, etc). It occurred to me today that just the collection of clamps he has available probably represents more $$$ than what I paid for my boat. <O_O>
And... jeez, Leo is not just an artist and craftsman, he's really a perfectionist in all the other aspects of the things he does. I mean, even in the middle of a work-day with volunteers the work area is neat and clean. You never see piles of sawdust and shavings, it's all... tidy. Crap, within 10 minutes in my workshop I'm ankle deep in scraps and off-cuts, with tools laying every which way on the bench. I don't know where he finds the time to not only do the work, but keep up the work area the way he does. That's really impressive.... it's a lot of discipline, and I wish I had it.