18 Aug 16:
Measurements for the bottom!
First coat of Valspar alkyd enamel "Mark Twain brown" on the bottom.
Cleaned out the seam in prep for painted canvas and cotton caulk.
Skipper broke out her Ginghers for this evolution! Ripped the seam strips from cotton canvas, to same width as the old seam material, pulled off the loose strings.
Saturated the canvas strips with oil based paint.
Worked the canvas strips into seam where there were gaps over 1/8 inch.
Used craft sticks wrapped in plastic to hold the canvas strips while they dry. We wanted there to be a small gap left so we can finish caulking the seams with cotton strands, paint the seam, then draw it tight with clamps and screws.
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