As always, gentlemen, I appreciate the comments as this project rolls along.
The weekends allow for some late-night building sessions that can't happen during
the week. Here's one last update before getting back into the real world tomorrow:
After building the frame for the top, I had to decide what the cover would be made out of.
I usually use dried alcohol-impregnated eyeglass Lens Wipes, but wanted to try something
different that would be more sturdy. Long story short, I had some wine bottle foil scraps,
which are a little thinner than Verlinden lead foil, so I gave that a try...
I glued a piece across the top braces, then bent, trimmed, glued and trimmed again until
it was all in the right place. The back piece (with a window cut out) was glued on next....
It, too, was glued, cut and trimmed to shape, but it turned out to be a little too short for
the back of the seat, so I had to glue another piece to the bottom. The extra piece will
be easy to justify in the story line....
The wine bottle foil has a nice "weight" to it. Not to thin; not to heavy. When everything
gets painted and is ready for final assembly, I can just shape the back flap to fit against the
back of the seat. Looking at the pictures now, I think I'll laminate some tissue paper to
the top for a touch of texture..........
That's it for now! Time the end the weekend.......