After releasing the shell from the mold and finish sanding my mind turned to a little decoration on the hatch.
It takes a brave or foolhardy man to take a hot iron to the freshly sanded handiwork. Think I am more of the latter, but after having previously messed around on a kayak project with wood burning with a soldering iron I went all in this time:
For the bird spotters: two Common Loons and male and female Red Winged Blackbirds among the cattails – both common where I like to camp.
Nice work! I added the Oly beer logo to my transom. The okume burns quite evenly. I was afraid the glass, epoxy and varnish might fade the char too much but it didn’t, so I could have tried some more detail. Your’s will be stunning.