Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Kids slow down build” – fact or fiction?`

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Getting centred.

I puzzled about this puzzlement as I have an (not unreasonable) fear of building a bent boat. The new building gig takes much of this worry away, and providing you have a level floor, I believe it would get you … Continue reading

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Tool treasure.

I think this is the most loved tool of my collection. It belonged to my grandfather Stan Hodgson (Pop), and possibly his father James. It was painted red by Pop, this was his most excellent method of retaining tools. This … Continue reading

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I thought scarfing was fun.

So I was in a hurry to acutally use my scarfing skills, and my new plane (thank you herr Jansen). I am a bit of a snob when it comes to wood work, I prefer to use the correct hand … Continue reading

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A slow beginning to 2011, boat-wise.

These slow periods need to be understood and forgiven. I think that if you let yourself get bothered by them, the joy of what I am doing is peppered with guilt. The fact is, life gets in the way of … Continue reading

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