Now with smooth 20-foot sections of Spruce the magic trick would be to transform the sections into single 40-foot sections. I understood that two ends would need to be cut on a diagonal and eventually glued together but how we would accomplish that escaped me. That is when Jim pulled out a bucket of parts,Continue reading “Nothing to Scarf at”
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What’s in a name?
Taking a break from mast building, I returned home for Christmas with a few boating chores to accomplish. One of them, which had been nagging at me was to pick a name for my boat. Now, there are many legends out there regarding what makes a ship unlucky. Some dockside superstitions I have heard overContinue reading “What’s in a name?”
Measured 10 times, cut once
I was never a good math student in school. (Stay with me, there is a point to be made here.) I could handle basic addition and multiplication but compound fractions and solving for x was enough to make me break out in a cold sweat. When Jim told me we were going to be doingContinue reading “Measured 10 times, cut once”