|Application of clear silicone caulk (cartilage replacement) was applied to one flipper.|
|Work continued on the flipper that the museum interns are putting together.|
|Holes were drilled into foam pieces that will fit between the vertebrae |
when they are strung onto the support pipe.
|The whale cart received its final coat of paint.|
|And pilot holes were drilled into the center of each vertebra centrum.|
Today, another layer of silicone will be applied to the flipper that has been articulated. That will continue until the layers have created a reasonable facsimile of the original cartilage.
Tomorrow we're going to have a vertebrae parade! Volunteers will ferry the vertebrae between the workshop and the Homer High School, where a more appropriately-sized drill press lives. The vertebrae that will slide onto the support pipes (that were bent yesterday), will have appropriately-sized holes drilled into them. They will then be returned to the workshop.