It hasn’t been all paint and varnish stripping here. Even though I am still busy with the 10 oar job, I’ve also had a number of other jobs to get done.

A university college club has just purchased a rather nice vintage sea chest to store their archives and other records. I had wondered if this organisation was actually a ‘front’ for a drinking club, but was reassured that they were not a front at all – they were very open about the drinking after games of rugby and rowing races!


The other jobs have included a farewell gift for an old rowing friend in Hong Kong (leaving the club after almost 30 years),  a mounted old style rudder for a Cambridge college Captain of Boats, and a couple of dragon boat paddles. Hopefully I will have some fun photos to share soon!