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Puddle Duck

Puddle duck racer Daggerboard gets more glass.


I'm finishing a carbon fibre mast I made a couple years back for the Puddle Duck


Many people dream of building a boat. This is the time to do it.

Here are some of my pages with LINKS TO BOAT PLANS


cat

I have a feral cat in my living room recovering from an eye infection



I found an article on programmable thermostat that I had written. It's still valid info and I found it interesting
Puddle Duck

I made a sprit for the Puddle Duck Racer


Puddle Duck

I've been working on my Puddle Duck Racer

Puddle Duck

I've shaped the daggerboard and rudder.



Ever wonder what is inside an random orbital sander. Check this out as I do a post mortem on my old sander.

I continue to unpack and set up my tools. I've brought my Skerry into the garage and it is first in line for some maintenance and TLC. I also want to modify the sail because it sags some and I've had trouble getting it to set properly.

sander

I took apart my beloved Makita sander. It had finally ground to a halt.

Ever wonder what is inside an random orbital sander. Check this out as I do a post mortem on my old sander.



sharpening

How to sharpen chisels and block planes

Beginning boat builders are often baffled on how to sharpen their chisels and block planes. This is how I sharpen. I'm not a fanatic but my tools cut well enough.


sharpening

I made a jig to sharpen my chisels on my bench grinder



Scarf joints are used to join 2 pieces of wood to make a longer one.

Very useful if you are using plywood which is only 8 feet long.



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