Aeon’s tiller fitted and ready for finish
Tried something a little different on the second Tiller. I have some brass knob handles to fit on the ends – something comfortable to hold that will keep a line from slipping off – but I’m not certain yet I’ll use them. In the meantime, that leaves an opportunity to play a bit with the handle ends and see what works. So Aeon’s Tiller got a carved knob end. It may just get cut off, but it was fun to try out.
Like Caesura’s, the tongue extends out the back for now, to be cut off flush when the time comes. The slot was made with rocker, so the Tiller can tilt up out of the way when tacking and such.
Got the grippy lip on the Hatch Cover shaped and glued on, and the Mast Collar is now clamped and curing. I like the way the lower profile of this one turned out. In a week it can be cleaned up and the hole sealed.
In fact, I like it so much better I got out the belt sander and ground down the one on Caesura to look the same. Doesn’t look so blobby and obtrusive now, and seems to fit better with the rest of the deck trim all round.
Here’s the before:
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