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About theelderdragon15601

Bleh.

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. ” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trZDAxSAx44 ” 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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The Boat Is Started

I had a window of cool air without rain for a bit yesterday afternoon. So I knocked up a minimal strong back and started making the frames out of 3/4 pine. After knocking up the frame I worked on truing … Continue reading

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Wow Home Depot

Home depot called me and apologized. Wow, They informed me that the material is now on a shelf and clearly marked. What can I say, Except the squeaky wheel gets the grease. They even  asked me why 16 oz wood … Continue reading

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Boat projects on hold….Again.

Fuck home depot, Fuck Blowes…. There has to be a supply company who actually sells what they advertise. Where are the half gallon sized containers of glue? Where is the 7/32 tri-ply on aisle 18? 144 pieces of invisible products. … Continue reading

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Live Long And Prosper

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Bait and Switch

I went out to pick up the plywood for the boat and it magically had doubled in price. I hate box stores. I was so pissed off, That I left the cart in the middle of the aisle and walked … Continue reading

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