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Almost Out of the Woods

Almost there. Perseverance is the word of the day. Working two jobs helps too. Somebody up there likes me, I needed a GPS and one went on sale today for 40 bucks. It will really help with the day job. … Continue reading

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Blogs From Woods

It happened, things went south in a hurry, so I’m living outdoors for a while. I can’t seem to touch base when the new landlord when I’m off work. Every day I peddle to work 2 hours at 5:30 am, … Continue reading

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New Stuff.

M,kay, I got a new job starting Thursday, driving a delivery van. Most of you arew unaware that I was evicted from my former diggs. No Problem, I dug my thumbs into my bootstraps and gave hard pull. So I’m … Continue reading

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I have no internet for a while now. See  you when I get connected again.

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Tesla’s 158th Birthday July 10, 2014

“If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.” quote – Nikola Tesla electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without … Continue reading

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Pack Weight

I follow a bunch of woods lore that Dave Canterbury posts on Youtube. While I don’t agree with everything he posts/teaches, Sometimes he posts a real gem. This is a real gem. ” ” The first most important tool … Continue reading

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Learning From Mistakes

Kudos to Dead Eye who got the lesson of the no sweat fire lay. That being little or no smoke from the fire. He asked why I posted the vid, mistakes and all. So I replied, That I needed to … Continue reading

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Splices and Stuff

Made progress this afternoon on the keel splice. Next I’ll work on the chine log splices. Making a 12 foot boat out of 8 foot stock is taxing. Not as taxing as doing wood strip work. Well, with the keel … Continue reading

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Kayak Progress

Don’t look like much yet. All dry fitted. I just had some time between rain threats and household chores. I have the bow stem where I want it now and will start next time on the stern stem. I worked … Continue reading

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Design Changes

I had the frame tacked up in the stock configuration and did the walk around.  Some of the changes I made were due to the available materials. The stock bow stem is great until you factor in rocks. So I … Continue reading

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