The sextant was a project that was designed to stretch my capabilities using EnRoute software. It was the first project I did on my Mac from start to finish. It was a crash course to learn all the shortcuts on the unfamiliar platform. I pulled out all the stops and used every trick I could muster. The many bits and pieces took 49 hours of machine time on the router and about 50 hours of handwork to assemble and finish the piece. While the 49 hours of router time sound may sound like a lot it would in fact have taken many, many weeks to do the project all by hand.
Both projects are chronicled in the archived pages of this journal.