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Winch taken apart

I did some maintenance on my winches



welland canal

Crossing lake Ontario and going through the Welland Canal

These pages are about how we got ready to Cross Lake Ontario and go through the Welland Canal, it is also a chronicle of our trip.

If you are only interested in the Welland Canal Crossing here is the link.

I added a few photos some are different



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.


My plainting experiments

I've finished my lessons and have moved away. I'm painting on my own now.



raised bed

My Raised Bed Garden



snake eats toad

I found a snake eating a toad in my shed.

The snake eats the toad. It is graphic so if that upsets you please don't click on the link.



cardinal

Many birds are coming to my feeders. As the season progresses some have gone on but new ones are arriving



My plainting experiments

I've finished my lessons and have moved away. I'm painting on my own now.



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I made a compound lever press

to help un-mould soap AND to experiment making biomass briquettes. It gives amazing mechanical advantage. Link to free plans to build this press.

picture of a briquette

Making Biomass Briquettes from waste paper and sawdust

My first experiments using sawdust and shredded banking papers were quite successful.


picture of a soap

I made some soap

In this article I detail how I made several batches of all vegetable soap for the Cat Rescue Christmas sales and fundraiser. It was great fun.

Instructions for making very Cheap Laundry Soap.



More links to the Free Stitch and Glue Boat Plans page



SKERRY BOAT
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