Zen of Building

This Category, which I call Philosophy is going to be about my random thoughts as I build.

I broke out the kit and started reading the Instructions. I was surprised to see that the Instructions were in pretty good English. My experience with some of these Kits is that they have written the Instructions in this cockamamie English that is often difficult to understand.

In my Mamoli Kit from before, the HMS Surprise was like that. I will get back to that one once I complete this one and gain more experience with Period Ships. The Mamoli Kit was a Ship from the 1800s and this one is from 1860, so I’m working backward in time.

At the risk of being overly sentimental, I’m going to be writing down some of my introspective observations. A lot of it will be a bit of a “stream of consciousness” I suppose. But I guess, as a Seaman, you often do a lot of thinking while on Voyages on the Ships so it’s not too much different from that.

So, I immediately encountered a “problem”. But, I don’t think “problem” is the correct word. I like to think of them as something that needs to be solved.

The Bulkhead Slots were all pretty much too narrow for the width of the Keel. So now, I’m having to use my Dremel to widen each and every one of them.

That’s what gets me to this thought… Is the “Why”??? Why would I do this??? What do I find fascinating about it?

Well, for one thing, the intense concentration on one thing is pretty relaxing for me. Also, I like to listen to Classical Music while I work so there’s that. If I don’t have something to do, I tend to not just listen to Music.

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