Mondays are for odds and ends, and preparations, and trying to do things that will make our lives easier later on. This week, that means taking a look at this 200 year old model ship that the museum picked up from the Seamen’s Church Institute in Philadelphia. It’s big and cool and old and reallyContinue reading “Odds and Ends”
Laminating is the 20th century version of scarfing – making a bunch of smaller pieces of wood into one bigger one that is the size or shape we need. In this case, the stem is laminated from a number of smaller, thinner strips of sapele that will be hugely easier to work with than tryingContinue reading “Laminate”
We get a first glimpse of this today when the first two attempts to make the head ledges – front and aft ends of the centerboard case – turn out to be failures. Third time finally gets it right, and get started on making some supports for the sides of the case
Take some really big pieces of wood and turn them into slightly smaller, smoother pieces of wood. In this case, it’s mahogany and is going to be the sides of the Corinthian’s centerboard case. The last photo is the lofted lines on the floor; basically, a full-size 3-view drawing of what the boat will lookContinue reading “Boatbuilding Step 2 (and 1)”
Starting today about 30 miles south of the Virginia/Kentucky border, I was alarmed- nay, surprised- to find frost on many cloth surfaces this morning.
Wow, that is one exciting title!
Or: I Still Won’t Stop Talking About My Adventures On Monomoy Island.
Sailing World was looking for some sailing writing. So I helped.
Originally posted on Typewriter Review:
Olympia Traveller (1969) By the late 1960s Olympia had perfected the typewriter. While other manufacturers seemed to have lowered their standards, Olympia boldly introduced a line of distinctive typewriters called The Traveller. The style certainly speaks to the age of 2001: A Space Odyssey. While one could never imagine a…
Had a little fun with divestment today, and hopefully made a little bit of a difference in the world. Turns out, TD Bank (and a few other Canadian banks) have been helping to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. You’ve probably heard about it recently in the news, because it’s being constructed directly through the StandingContinue reading “A little subversion at TD’s expense. “