The tasks for today were the next stage in the construction of the mast backing pad and the start of the curved centre plate case top.
This looks like a bit of a mess but there is method in the madness. Once side of the pad wasn't that flat even after a bit of sanding so I spread thickened epoxy on that surface and put it epoxy side down on some plastic that was resting on a flat surface. I put a large lead weight on the top of the pad and left it for the epoxy to cure. Once it had cured sufficiently I removed the weight and this is the result. A lot of the epoxy has squeezed out from under the pad but not all.
It will look a lot better once the excess epoxy has been trimmed off.
The next task required a lot of measuring to get the position of the top in the correct place. Then some 8mm thick Sapele veneers were planed down to 4mm so that they were flexible, a jig was made from the measurements and the veneers lamented aver the jig to give the correct shape.
A lot of work but only two photos. I don't touch the camera when I'm using epoxy, there's too much chance of getting some of the epoxy on it and that would not be good.