The word “shoreline” has two meanings to me. The first, and most obvious, is the shoreline where water meets land and this is on my mind today as Karin and I just got back from the ocean shoreline of northern California where we went for a few days for a family reunion. It was, as it usually is, stunning. The highlight for me was seeing the huge elephant seals (about the size and weight of a minivan) rearing up and smashing into each other to try to get the attention of the females. Very cool stuff.
The other shoreline on my mind is the framebuilding kind – lug shorelines. The edge of the lug where it meets the tube is often called the ‘shoreline’ and clean shorelines are the trademark of a proud builder. I like fussing over these small details and getting them just right and to get them to look just so I need to work on them in a very macro way and get in very close. I thought that today I’d show you the type of shoreline I make. There are no elephant seals on my shorelines so don’t worry.
Thanks for looking.