Slow Weekend, but very fortunate...

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Blog entry by RobH posted 05-22-2007 12:39 AM 721 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the weekend was slow. My dear wife went to yard sales with a friend on Saturday morning and they did not get back until after lunch. Of course, I got to spend time with my boys while they were out. By the time they got back I felt like the day was over enough that I did not get much done. I did get the drawer for the sharpening cabinet built and hung. That is some progress, just not the progress I wanted to see. Oh well, it will eventually get done.

Sunday was not much better. I got my sheet of particle board for the cabinet top rough cut and ready to final size. I also got the formica for the top rough cut. So, with a little more time in the shop I will have the top built and covered with formica.

Ok, now for the fortunate part. My wife is an avid freecycler. Friday night there was a post made giving away plans for a cedar strip kayak, with forms, and plans for a cedar strip canoe. The kayak is an Endeavour 17' from Bear Mountain Boat Shop and the canoe is a Mini Grand Laker from The Newfound Woodworks. Clicking the links will provide pictures. Anyway, I replied to the offer and was the lucky recipient of the plans and forms (thanks again Tim if you are watching).

So, now I am ready to get the shop done and get to building a canoe. I know I need to be patient, but I am terribly excited right now.

Hope everyone here had a good weekend.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 05-24-2007 01:03 AM

sounds like the slow weekend provided you with some treasures—time with your boys (priceless) and the plans for your newest inspiration.
Yah… you definitely had a grand weekend.

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#2 posted 05-24-2007 01:16 AM

Nice! My dad was an avid boat builder and they are projects that provide alot of satisfaction both in process and outcome.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 05-24-2007 03:54 AM

Congratulations. Those look really nice.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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