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My Grandpa built this boat 40 years ago; yellow cedar planks and oak ribs. He gave it to his brother shortly after he finished it and it got neglected and developed some cracks in some planks. Twenty years ago it was given to me and I stripped it down and refinished it and used it off and on, but it's hard to keep it hydrated if you're not using it so it gets dried out and develops cracks. They finally got bad enough that I had to replace some planks. This is a level of woodworking skill that I have never tried to achieve before and I was kind of intimidated by it, but it simply had to be done. Great project for me and my younger son to work together on. I got some "clear" cedar boards and had them cut down into 1/4" thick planks and removed the old planks and used them for patterns and shaped the new ones with a coping saw and some planes.

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The planks are fastened with copper rivets, we ground the heads off and drove them out

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Shaped new planks and steamed them to bend into shape

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1k miles per week. My hotel workspace includes Crown Apple and a Jimmy Buffet pen somewhere.

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Taken around 8:30 last night on the lake b4 jam

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One of the young ones came out yesterday while there was still daylight. About half the size of the adults and looking very capable.

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My favorite Alpaca wool blanket made its way into the wash and shrunk a ton. When my wife asked me what I wanted to do for Father's day, I replied "teach my daughter how to use the loom." We are now weaving a new wool blanket that will be about 7' X 6' and weigh between.6 and 7 lbs.

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How do you tighten up the first thread that is lose in first couple of pics?
 

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That's perfect for rolling up a dead body and sneaking it out of the house.
 

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How do you tighten up the first thread that is lose in first couple of pics?

It can be snugged up with a pick before untying and then will get folded over and a 1" hem all the way around to make it all even and stronger.

That's perfect for rolling up a dead body and sneaking it out of the house.

You are always full of good ideas Nick.

Did you build the loom?
Looks good, sampson

Nope, didn't build it. It is a 4 heddle Leclerc Artisat made in Canada, the third one made in 1981.
 

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Do you know how hot it is outside? The bear is eating watemellon!

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I don't remember if I posted this guitar before?

The headstock is inlayed with blacklip abalone (tail) and red abalone (body) of a Swallowtail Humming bird (Trochilus Polytmus)


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Hummingbird dots
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Blacklip 'dots' (little humming birds) and how I cut them out - I used a jeweler's saw, not the bit in the pic. The bit was used to cut the 1mm slot in the fingerboard.
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Jamaican mahogany back and sides.
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Spruce top, rosewood fingerboard
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awaiting varnish after sanding....
 

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Lots of these guys this year around the garden. Please, oh please eat a bunch of biting flies my friend.
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Lightning bugs have become active making it difficult to want to go to bed at a reasonable time.
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Twelve-spotted skimmer
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Ruby-throated hummingbird enjoying the calibrachoa
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Live underwater Deerfield Beach, Florida

It's relaxing. Have a drink & a smoke. Enjoy!

 

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I don't remember if I posted this guitar before?

The headstock is inlayed with blacklip abalone (tail) and red abalone (body) of a Swallowtail Humming bird (Trochilus Polytmus)


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Where the idea originated
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Hummingbird dots
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close up
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Blacklip 'dots' (little humming birds) and how I cut them out - I used a jeweler's saw, not the bit in the pic. The bit was used to cut the 1mm slot in the fingerboard.
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Jamaican mahogany back and sides.
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Spruce top, rosewood fingerboard
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awaiting varnish after sanding....
Incredible work of art GH. A priceless stunner of an instrument.
 

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A really weird cloud formation from a couple of years back. Don't think I've seen the like before or after this shot.

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What is your exposure time for these shots?
Jumping Spider 1/160sec ISO 400 and f/7.1
Lightning bugs ~10sec ISO 800 f/1.6
Dragonfly 1/400sec ISO 400 f/7.1
Hummingbird 1/2500sec ISO 800 f/6.3
 

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It's relaxing. Have a drink & a smoke. Enjoy!

Wow. About forty years ago, folks were fishing off that pier and one guy accidentally snagged the flipper of a big sea turtle. I happened to have my fins and snorkel with me, so I swam out to were the turtle was. Had to gently guide the docile beastie toward shore so I could stand and remove the hook.

It was so patient as I worked it. Clearly, it had to hurt... but I got it out and he swam slowly away. Folks on the beach clapped.
 

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