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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Building A Boat - Page 12 - The Triumph Of The Snow Pea

boat12_3.jpgWe took a trip to picturesque Lulworth Cove with my little boat - the Snow Pea, complete with sailing rig - and spent a couple of very pleasant and serene hours sailing around the cove.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Building A Boat - Page 11 - Adding A Sailing Rig

I'm going to try to build a sail rig for the Snow Pea.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Project Ebenezer - Christmas Dinner For Free

projectebenezerthumb.jpgStarting on 1st December 2009, I picked every dropped coin I saw, saving them up in a jar.

I'm planning to keep this up for a whole year - so at the start of December 2010 - hoping to have accumulated enough found money to be able to do something useful...

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Building A Boat - Page 10 - The Return Of The Snow Pea

boat104.jpgSeptember 2009: Owing to the conspiracy of a number of different factors in my life and circumstances, I'm ashamed to say that the Snow Pea languished in my garage not only for the winter of 2007, but for the whole year of 2008 and most of the summer of 2009.

However, this is about to be remedied...

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Clouds Of Suspicion - An Audit Of The 5 Day Weather Forecast

weatherthumb.jpg5-day weather forecasts are available from a number of sources now - but how accurate are they, really?

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Plastic Bag Recycling

plasticbagthumb.JPGAnother bash at recycling plastic bags by knitting with them, but this time with a couple of differences - I'm only going to use bags that are at end-of-life - that is, otherwise to be thrown away, and I'm making something sturdy durable and useful - a basket.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

French Knitting - Working With Plastic Bag Yarn

frenchknitting3_1.JPGThis knitting loom is designed on exactly the same principles as the French knitting bobbin in previous articles - it's just bigger, with more pegs.

But I'm going to use a recycled material this time - plastic bag yarn

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Two-Hour Trebuchet

trebuchetthumbtt7.jpgThe purpose of this project was to design and create a working model trebuchet - capable of launching tennis balls - and manufactured from scrap materials in as short a time as possible.

With that in mind, it's not going to be a beautiful, efficient or durable machine, but hopefully it will still work...

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Knitting With A Home Made French Knitting Bobbin

frenchknittingthumb.JPGOn the previous page, I detailed the making of my French knitting bobbin - now let's see how to use it...

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Making A French Knitting Bobbin

frenchknitting9.jpgFrench knitting has been around for centuries - here's how to make and use a French knitting kit

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