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Wood Canoe Build: Part 3

In Part 2 the canoe was nearing completion.  In this post I’ll discuss finishing it.  The next step was to put a small keel on.  The keel was constructed by trimming a piece of wood to the profile of the … Continue reading

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Wood Canoe Build: Part 2

The work on the canoe continues from Part 1.  Once the sides and bottom had finished drying, it was time to make the pieces start to look like a boat.  The instructions detail how to assemble the hull using a … Continue reading

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Wood Canoe Build: Part 1

Over winter I’ve been building a wooden canoe.  Specifically, I’m building a Quick Canoe designed by Michael Storer.  Tragically, it’s in metric so who knows if it’ll come out to be the right size.  It’s a two seat version that … Continue reading

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Predator 2000 Inverter

From my last post, you might have guessed that I had decided to look for an inverter generator.  After doing a bit of online research and reading reviews I ended purchasing the Predator 2000 Inverter generator from Harbor Freight.  This … Continue reading

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Measuring Generator Fuel Consumption

Prepare for a bit of hack sciencing.  Since I live in a hurricane prone area I have a generator.  It’s a Generac 7550 running watts / 13500 starting watts standard open frame generator.  It’s always started, run well, and puts … Continue reading

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Wooden USS Baltimore: Part 3

In Part 2 I finished building the USS Baltimore. Now, in Part 3, it’s time for painting, painting, and more painting. The first step was to spray everything with primer to make sure the paint adhered well. My research online … Continue reading

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Wooden USS Baltimore: Part 2

After completing the hull in Part 1, it’s time to move on to the superstructure and guns.  My plan for making the superstructure was to print out the identification drawing at the scale I needed it.  Then, looking at both … Continue reading

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