By Paul Butler – Rowing a boat takes more than just grabbing a pair of oars. Fitting oars of the proper size and weight to a boat means experimenting with blade area, weight and flexibility. Specific boats need specific oars. That is why this oar design is universal.
Tent camping has long been a favorite way to experience the natural wonders of the great outdoors. However, the novelty of sleeping on the ground even with an air mattress gets old quickly during extended trips. Here is how to build a portable platform.
My introduction to the shingle dart came from my Dad when I was eight-years-old. I spent untold hours using the switch and string to fling the dart very high into the air. I think this was a popular pastime of the late nineteenth century for young boys.
A few years ago I came across an article from WoodTurning.com on something called the Longworth chuck and resolved to make one because the idea of a self-contained scrolling set of Cole jaws was just too appealing to resist. I finally got around to it, a…
This is a shop made hollowing system with a laser guide which I designed and built for my Jet mini lathe.
The Greenland paddle has become increasingly popular among sea kayakers in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world.
This canoe paddle was first carved as a model from a section of a willow branch and then an actual full size paddle was created from a 2 inch by 6 inches redwood board. Choose a light weight wood as you want the finished paddle to be light in your hands (examples: spruce, pine, cedar, redwood as lumber or logs).
Pole-style construction provides an economical method of building a drive-thru shed, even if the shed is built on a sloping lot.
Here are the basic steps required to make pens on your lathe.
Here is a scaled-down version of an old-time, hopper-shaped, slat-sided whole-corn crib that you can build for under $250 using new materials or for a fraction of that with recycled materials.