It seems that my sea chest build in the engine room workshop has sparked some interest among my fellow ship comrades.
Yesterday we received some more stores, and I disassembled the pallets for whatever "nice" wood there was to find.
Yesterday one of my colleagues asked if it was OK, that he had taken one of the boards?
No problem, I just salvaged the wood, so it wouldn't be incinerated. But what did he want to make?
He wants to make a wooden fishing reel, I guess it is for deep sea fishing, but a traditional type (it has probably got some correct English term). So that is is one new woodworker. Perhaps he will like it so much that he will continue.
Half an hour ago, a second colleague (the third engineer) said that he had discovered some wood in the workshop behind the lathe. And asked if he could take a piece of it?
I had actually seen this board as the future skirt of the sea chest, but he was so enthusiastic, that I instantly decided that I could find another piece of wood.
Now he wants to make a shelf for his mobile phone. For his home.
His idea is to saw out a small shelf for a corner, and round it in the front, then remove material from the top, leaving only a small edge around the outside. I tried to explain to him that it will be very difficult given the tools we have onboard, and the fact that the wood he has chosen is by far the hardest wood we have got.