I had been wanting to build a portable tool chest for a long time but could not settle on a design until I saw Chris Schwarz's Dutch tool chest. I was mulling it over, ok, I was procrastinating, when Brandon began a great blog that starts "here":...
Re: Strip: Nearly Finished Great Auk *NM* *PIC*
A discussion forum on the subject of kayaks and other small boats. This bulletin board includes information about strip-built, stitch and glue, skin on frame and any other method for building kayaks.
What Does Your Dream Toolbox Look Like?
The toolbox is a deeply personal choice. I have seen hundreds of different styles and variations. Some people prefer to store all their tools on the wall and live in there own toolbox. For me the "traditional" English chest is the winner. I ...
Chesapeake Light Craft » Slideshow
Wood Kayaks- This is a "Night Heron" series boat from Nick Schade. This is the next thing I am leaning towards, especially the "hybrid" style which uses marine plywood for the hull. For a boat like this one, the chines created by the plywood design have really appeal. I also like the "Shearwater" designs offered by Chesapeake Light Craft. These boats have A LOT of appeal to me!
Shearwater 17 Hybrid Sea Kayak: Beautiful Cedar Strip Decks, High-Performance Hulls!
We took the standard Shearwaters graceful hull lines and added a strip-planked deck. The resulting hybrid of strip and plywood techniques combines the look of a cedar-strip hull with the speedy assembly and great handling of a West Greenland-style hull.
Shearwater 17 Sea Kayak: Beautiful Light Touring Kayak Kit with Sapele Decks
For a new line of high-performance sea kayaks, Chesapeake Light Craft commissioned veteran paddler and kayak designer Eric Schade. Eric created three sleek, state-of-the-art wood-composite kayak designs. The Shearwater design abounds in interesting and innovative features.