Exploration of a New World

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Gossamer Thread Project Band

Evolving Membership

Morphing Band

Song driven by Part/Instrument necessity. Scored from MIDI Performance. Base track containing other voices.



Like Shark Skin

In Fluidics there’s a complex observation, smooth boat hulls (in laminar flow) experience laminar cohesion.

This slows the forward motion- rough surfaces do not experience this, their dynamic is more complex, a set of “eddies” swirl about the hull improving flow by reducing cohesion.

Unit Grey

Paint is on the Hull

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Must Prime Oak Keels and Skeg

I have primer for wood that is needed to prep the surface for the top side paint´┐╝.

Glassing Done


This Glassing is Something

I like how tough it seems. I trimmed out a hollow section where the fabric paunches off the wood and it is super tough.

Keel and Gar

The three Keel planks and the Gar planks are done in two sessions.

Here is the fabric ready to start.

Nearly All Sanded

Pictures showing the resulting copper wire ends.

Red Banana gets Winter Knight SD PU

Time for Glassing Test

Using a small piece of the boat’s plywood try glassing and painting.

Layout Polyester Hull Pieces

First Test how well the fabric and resin conform and adhere.

Fillets On Planks

Rounding plank edges for Glassing.

Japanese Draw Saw

Does it Again! It is trimming the hull steps and cutting right through the copper wire. I’m smoothing the transitions for glassing.

I have decided to overlap across the seams. This needs to be tested.

Names For Wooden Children

The Knight

Black Gibson SG Jr (USA)

Red Banana

Red Epi LP Special (Indonesia)

Blu Boy

Baby Blue Dano U-3 (Korea)

Golden Child

Sunburst Fender Squire ’59 (Indonesia)

Winged Hog

Black DeArmond Jet Bass (Korea)

Boundless Space

70s Black Ibanez Fretless “P” Bass (Japan)

Tight Box

Natural Larevee Parlor Acoustic with Fishman (Canada)

Boom Boom

Natural Yamaha Dreadnaught Cutaway with factory Pickup (China)


50s Brown Faux Grain Stella Parlor Acoustic (USA)

Popper Head

Sunburst Johnson Resophonic (?)

All Wood Design


Lite Padded Chair with back

Lite Padded Bench for Two With Back

Lite Padded Guitar with Back

Search for best foam

Find best wood

Head Full of Lies

Mad Children

Toys perverse

Filled with anger

No release

No way home

No safety.

How to Fair the New Planks

A combination of rounding the board edges and filling the angles remaining

Reused Wood Tenor Guitars

Piece by piece design:

As each layer/component of the composite is refaced it is measured and recorded. These models have mapped appearances close to the real look.

A virtual build of the pre-shaped composite is modeled. Then shaping is performed in stages similar to the real hand production.

Then rounding and blending is applied, again like the real work. A transformation video will be made using both virtual and real photos and live video.

Flipped the Pram

Using a block and tackle we were able to flip the Pram over onto sawhorses

Now to trim the wires and fare the hull

Also time to trim the ends of the planks to the bow and stern bulkheads

The edges of the planks need to be rounded to allow good material bonding

12.5 Inflatable Wheel

Pumping the water in.

Air bubbles are trapped.

Submerge Wheel to let air out

Submerge whole pump and wheel to fill


One pushes on the bow. Down.

This will lift the stern. She will spin then. Boat Wheel glide nicely.

Boat Wheels

Pictures to follow