The Sailboat Project – Part #4

Now that the outside is coming together, I went back to working on the inside wiring.  I found a LOT of random cut wires and wanted to make sure once I connected the battery that it wouldn’t short anything out.  However, I also found the battery was already connected.  Luckily, it wasn’t running to much…

Workshop Wednesdays – Glass Blowing

On this episode of Workshop Wednesdays we take a trip to Jason’s family glass blowing studio.  Jason and his dad have really gotten this process down.  They have made tons of vases like this so they typically have no issues making them.  The workflow between them is pretty awesome to watch because they know what…

Workshop Wednesdays – Acrylic Bottle Stopper

Episode #9 – Here is another one I forgot to post.  Sorry! During pen casting, sometimes you have left over that will not fit into the tube for the blank.  Rather than throwing that away and wasting it, Jason pours it into a spare plastic disposable cup.  Once it is full it becomes the perfect…

Workshop Wednesdays – Acrylic Pen

I forgot to make this post previously but here is the video we did the other week on Workshop Wednesdays.  We are turning an acrylic pen on the lathe and this one was really a challenge for me because I do not do much acrylic and it is a LOT less forgiving than wood. I…

The Sailboat Project – Part #3

I recently went out of town for work but when I came back I noticed Al did some fiberglass work on the boat.  Before I left we filled the crack with some thicker fiberglass filler.  Then he was able to grind it down and start the first layer of the fiberglass sheets.  Once I got…

DIY Outboard Engine Stand

The Sailboat we got had a small(ish) outboard engine with it.  It’s a 10hp engine so it isn’t going to win any races but it will certainly move the boat around for some fishing adventures.  I might be be a bit negative but everything we get used lately doesn’t work and needs some TLC before…

The Sailboat Project – Part #2

Now that we assessed the damage and decided it is worth a shot, we started on the repairs.  I took on the inside while Al worked on the outside of the crack.  He was able to use the grinder to get down to the fiberglass and find where the cracks end.  On the inside I…