Tuck is a master of many trades. Above a novel solution to getting the stuffing into a hand-crafted bolster. He placed pieces of wood atop and beneath the foam cylinders he'd ordered online, crushed them down towards each other and then clamped the pieces of wood together with C-clamps.
"In my view, Tierney's right that the stand-up comics and evolutionary psychologists come closest to a universal explanation" of the so-called "Laugh gap," we wrote in Ann Althouse's comments this afternoon:
Like the female
bauerbowerbirds [thanks to Paco Wové for the spelling correction] who "design" the males over evolutionary time through their choices of desirable bowers, we women design the fellows by our selection of males who make us laugh.
Once the pieces of wood were C-clamped, he wound around some twine to keep them together and then removed the clamps in preparation for stuffing the whole thing into the bolsters. To be continued (watch this space).
So if you have any complaints about these big lugs who keep us in stitches, just blame us gals.