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how to raise monarch butterflies from eggs

How to raise Monarch Butterflies from eggs

These butterflies are quite easy to raise if you have milkweed around.



quiz about sail

So you Think you know everything about sails? Take my sail, rig and sailing quiz.

I've been playing with a simple Javascript quiz. Test your Knowledge, basic and otherwise.



junk rig

Junk Rigs

Junk rigs look quite exotic but are a very safe and reliable rig.



Nautical Terms about Sails

Updated the page and added a whole lot of words. A work in progress.



squash vine borer

Squash Vine Borers

have made their appearance in my garden. How to control them.



Soil Solarization

is an organic way of controlling weeds, insects and pathogens in your garden. I've fixed the link



points of sail

What are the different points of sail?

Helps figure out the terminology and vocabulary of sailing.



What makes a Canoe fast, stable, good for touring or going down white-water?

Here is my new article on canoes.


My Puddle Duck was launched today and behaved beautifully


My Puddle Duck carbon fibre mast breaks, I started a new mast.



all together

Happy Day, My Puddle Duck is Ready for LAUNCH!!

I finished the tiller and installed it.



puddle duck rudder

I finished and installed the rudder for the Puddle Duck. Started the tiller


puddle duck sail

The sail is made and installed on the mast.



I've put together all my boat plan pages.

I have a lot of links to boat plans. A page for dories, a page for rowboats, some free plans. It was a bit scattered. This is a navigation page that links to the various pages of plans on this website.


3-D Printers

I was curious to see how far 3-D printers had gone. I knew that someone had printed a boat and that it was possible to print concrete buildings.

Here is a page about the software used in creating 3 D Models

3-D Software



gimbal stove

Gimbaled Kerosene stove I saw in Texas



sanding PDR

Puddle Duck is getting some hardware.


In particular I added a page from the Boy Mechanic folding boat



scamp sailboatThe Scamp centerboard is glassed


I also started on the Scamp Rudder

I've cut the blank, glued in weight and completed shaping it. Fiberglass is next.



What are microspheres and when are they used.

Microballoons are a good fairing additive to epoxy.



What is Silica, why is it used as a filler for epoxy? I was curious and I found out.

Is it dangerous? When is it used?



Ticks and their control in Cats


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.


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.



Getting Around

Some Navigation Pages

Boats

boat navigation page

Boat Plans

boat plans navigation page

Cats

cat navigation icon

Gardening

garden navigation page

My Photos

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