Monthly Archives: September 2010

A gift arrives

I have this friend whom I have known from kindy, Michael Jansen is his name. he lives in the next state over (8 hours drive) but we have this relationship that does not account for the distance. We may have … Continue reading

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Squeezing snot through a disco skirt

L.Francis Herresshoff, a cunning boat designer and master of the compromise, as well personal hero of mine, described epoxy as “congealed snot”. He was not far from the truth. It is not the most pleasant of beasts to work with. … Continue reading

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Old tools still performing

One of my true joys is to use the tools my grandfather’s father owned, (I really enjoy just looking at them). These are not top shelf, rolls-royce tools, but due to the reality of hand tools, they last and they … Continue reading

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‘Glassing the centerboard case

The first major fiberglassing is underway, pumping the resin is clearly the most strenuous aspect of this job. I made a squeegee out of 3mm ply rounded all the edges and poured the mix straight on and wet it from … Continue reading

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Shedcam test

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It has begun.

I am pleased to post that I started the NIS26 by making the gudgeon hole for the centerboard case. Wife’s comment: did you use up one the thousands of yogurt containers? Answer: duh, of course.

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And we have a canoe…

After a weekend, much lovely food, a desperately moving funeral, surprising cheer, heartfelt warm friendship, a bit of sawing, planing, gluing and ‘stitching’ and assembly…we have a canoe like collection of wood. Huzzah!

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