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Wood PLA finish samples

Folks, here’s a video on some specific finish samples for Hatchbox wood PLA.  It took me a while to find some solutions that I liked and worked well,…

Rub rails and launch!

Put the final touches on the ultralite skin-on-frame canoe over the past few weeks.  I had pre cut and pre bent the 12′ rub rails along with the…

Varnishing the wood and skinning the frame

After glueing up the thwart and floor boards it was time to finish the wooden frame.  I used 3 coats of clear gloss rust-oleum spar varnish, and plan…

Final Gluing 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 gluing 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…

A minor divide

Arizona is a land of borders.  Some clearly defined, like the 21 foot high fence along the border with Mexico, others less clear.  Looking at a map of…

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…

Pro | Con App

Need help making a decision? Try pro|con, it’s a free web app I made for creating pro/con lists. http://procon.herokuapp.com/

Mixer

Just found this from last semester while dusting off the drive. An Interesting, but not quite feasible, collaborative project I did the visuals for on analyzing networking events….