2 April 2020: Completed, on time.
Surfer #1 has been completed and on time. Two weeks from start to finish. The only thing missing is the brass nameplate, which is on order.
This was a rewarding build for me. I had been working on Electric Chair #1 for about four months…too long. I needed a break. This little automata did just that…gave me a break.
Overall I am very pleased with this little machine. I like the motion and its character…I like the way that it makes me feel.
The surfboard is Myrtlewood. The fin is Pistachio, and the Surfer is Basswood and Poplar. The surfer and board have been finished with Watco oil, and then polished with furniture paste wax.
Next, I need to create a video. I expect to do so within a week or so and will post a link then.