Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Small Investment In A Dream.



Caulking irons.

One day I WILL build a boat...

In the meantime, I enjoy watching Bob Easton build his Fiddlehead.


3 comments:

  1. Dang!!

    You already have more caulking irons than most boat builders. You shouldn't let them sit idle. Get busy on that boat!

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  2. I'm with you Dan! Though I really have no plans for a large boat, I do have a cedar strip canoe on the list.

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  3. Bob E. –

    Yeah, overkill. I know.

    It was just a stroke of luck really. I was wandering around a "shop sale" full of odds, ends and random plumbing fittings when I tripped over an ammo box. Hmm. Wonder what's in that? Wow! Turns out the guy used to build boats. He only wanted to sell the lot. I figured it was way more than I needed and walked away empty handed.

    But I kept thinking about them, and after looking at prices online, I went back the next day and they were still there. I told my wife, “Well I can always sell the one's I don't need on ebay.” She smiled. I always say that, and I have never sold anything on ebay. But in my defense, how will I know which ones I don’t need until I use them?

    Oh, and they are not sitting completely idle – I did clean the rust off them…now they’re awake and calling to me…

    Bob R. –

    A canoe would be sweet. I have vague plans (just ideas really) for a lapstrake version. But I think I am leaning towards a Rangeley Lake boat. Hmm. Another lapstrake design? I’m not sure, but I don’t think I’d need caulking irons for those…I guess dreams don’t have to be logical…

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