The journey of Dale’s arch from initiation to completion was long (September 27th 2015 proposal, April 25th 2016 completion). The design and creation of pattern files for CNC milling took until January to submit. Errors in the initial files further delayed assembly of the components. New standards for marine grade epoxy sealer and varnish required long lead times for procurement and additional time for applying the finishes. A new approach to the end cap framing was also time consuming. However, Dale is pleased with the result, as am I.