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scamp sailboatMy Scamp mast is together! I've started rounding it.



Book About Cats

Including veterinary reference texts, nutrition, cat behaviour (or misbehaviour) and cat stories.


Ticks and their control in Cats


boat building toolsWhat tools do I think are essential for boatbuilding

My list of essential boatbuilding tools, and a few "would be nice" ones.



scamp sailboatI continue to cut out SCAMP boat parts. I've done the Cockpit doubler this afternoon.



Winter is the time to build a boat.

Here are some of my pages with LINKS TO BOAT PLANS

I added a page of free plans for rowing boats.


marking gaugeI made a scratch gauge also known as a marking gauge this evening.

It's a useful tool to mark mortice and tenon joints, and to mark an even line to show where bevels are going to be on a SCAMP boat part.



butterflyHow I keep my garden pest free without pesticides, 5 steps to a pest free garden.

It's freezing outside and already I'm thinking about my next garden. Here is how I keep the pests out of my garden.



scamp sailboatBuilding a SCAMP Sailboat is my new project


scamp sailboat

Most of the SCAMP bulkhead are cut out as are the seats and various other bits.



info about binocularsWhat do the binocular numbers mean

find out here.

I've also added another page about the terminology used to describe binoculars



Books about boatbuilding, sailmaking and traditional small boats

These are mostly books I have mentioned in my various boat pages and decided to put together in one page. To a great extent they are books I have in my own library.


molasses cleans rustUsing molasses to clean iron rust from tools. Good results after just one week.

I had some old rusty clamps and decided to try cleaning them with molasses.



finger jointI did a finger joint experiment. I think it was a great success.

I've used scarf joints to join plywood sheets and I wondered if I could cut finger joints using my router.



I added weights to the daggerboard of my Puddle duck racer


sanding PDR

I'm back working on my Puddle Duck Racer. It is mostly done.



Workbench

I've finished my workbench

and I'm using it!



Workbench

I grew Milkweed last summer to attract Monarch butterflies



birdhousebirdhouse

I made 2 different styles of birdhouses for my Chickadees



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.



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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Cats

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Gardening

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My Photos

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