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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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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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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Out Of A Nutshell - Coconut Shell Crafting Experiments

nutshellthumb.jpgI like coconut - I was opening one the other day and started wondering what I could make out of the tough, durable shells...

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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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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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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Spin Art Machine

spinart14.jpgIn case you slept right through the 1970s (or weren't born then, perhaps), this is a machine that spins a piece of card, paper or canvas really fast, causing any paint applied to it (before spinning it, or while it is spinning) to splatter off in interesting and striking radial patterns. In this project, we're going to try to make one out of scavenged and upcycled parts.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Building A Boat - Page 9 - The Relaunch Of The Snow Pea

boat909.jpgMy little boat now has an outrigger for better stability - time for a relaunch and test paddle...

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Building A Boat - Page 8 - The Outrigger

boat822.jpgAs detailed on previous pages - the launch was a bit of a farce - the boat is very unstable. Several different solutions were considered, but it looks like an outrigger is going to be the best all-round fix for this boat.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Building A Boat - Page 7 - The Launch And Maiden Voyage Of The Snow Pea

boat703.jpgThe time has come to launch the Snow Pea! Well, almost.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Building A Boat - Page 6

boat617.jpgMore progress on building my little boat.  On this page, it gets a color, and a name...

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