Proudly presented to the household the mast step with integrated stem support is at first taken for an attempt to build a guitar. Once the joke’s worn a bit thin other uses are quickly found for the new piece of Trow and when it’s time to take it back to the workshop it’s been turned into a garage. A struggle develops, a battle of wills. Brute force wins the day.
With all the new presents around its good to see that an interestingly shaped piece of smooth wood still gives satisfaction as a springboard for a child’s imagination.
Satisfying though this piece is, it still needs work, there’s a curve to be added to the base, a groove for a frame member and, I’ve realized, the stem support is going to have to be separated from the step when the time comes for fitting them.