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Final Glueing of thwart and floorboards

Put in the last of the wooden pieces including the thwart and floorboards.  I used western red cedar for the floorboards.  The plans only call for the two…

Breasthook grain oddity

Everything I know about woodworking tells me that this breasthook glue joint will fail. But, Platt Monfort knows more about boat building than I do, and the Snowshoe…

Bending and glueing the canoe ribs

I had help from my wonderful mother with bending and glue the ribs for the ultralite canoe.  Somehow I escaped furniture design school without ever steam bending wood,…

AUMF Security Blanket

New work, Security Blanket. In September 2001 the US congress passed public law 107-40, commonly know as the ‘Authorization for Use of Military Force’ or AUMF.  Designed to allow…

Framing

Well, now I’m further along with the Snowshoe 12 canoe than I got with the Classic 12 sailboat I tried building in Tempe. Unfortunately, the living room is…

Canoe stringers and Stems

Ripped the stringers, gunwales, inwales, rubwales, and keelson all from one 5.5″x12′ board of poplar. They say you can even make these boats out of 2x4s but I…

Round two, Canoe box beam

Well, theres so many lakes and rivers here I thought I would give the boat building a second go. This time the plan is to end up with…

The Flood

I had never experienced flood irrigation until I moved to Arizona.  It is still a marvelous phenomenon to me, and provides a new context for my tiny house….

When the Water Came

      I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this yet, given that I don’t usually walk around calling myself a photographer.  But, I do really…

Arduilay

Arduilay is an 8 channel AC relay box for use with Arduino, Max/MSP, Processing, etc.  I designed this system as an alternative to the USB>DMX 4 channel relay…

This too shall pass

Flip boat

Frames in place. Time to get the crush wood. Might have to go with kiln dried white oak or ash. No green wood or white cedar in the…

I’m on a boat

I’ve decided to make a boat as a summer project. I fell in love with the geodesic aerolite boats after seeing some of Matthias Pliessnig’s steam bent benches…

LIVE on Kickstarter

Hello to all my readers, I just wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity to fund my work:  Tranquility is now live on Kickstarter! Until 5…

The final stages

Got the ventilation fan, camera, and monitor hooked up last weekend and put the foam bumper on the sides.  Photos coming.  Install starts tomorrow.  I’m going to go…