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Got this wood....

got this in my quest to get free lumber when and where I can ....

Sample;

Becomes this, but this only a small part of the 2nd pile.

It's Beech! 4x4 and 5x5 in random lengths.
This morning 10/12/13 I finished cutting most of it into 3x3" to make this..
it will be a long term project.
Search word; Roubo "Roubo split top"
I can do this! why? I don't know!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Looks like it will be a nice shop table. I've been thinking of doing something like that.

I guess I'll have to work on some skills first.

and get tools to do it.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

A few small ones:

I made this simple shelf out of Starboard that lives on the stern pulpit below the solar panel. It holds 3 cylinders of propane and a 2 gallon fuel tank out of the way and safely not in the cabin:


It is held in place with 4 1" U-bolts that just clamp the pulpit.

Simple shaft coupling remover that anyone can make with a hand drill (though I did it on a milling machine) and tap set:


The steel is 1/4" plate.



Simple dinghy cover made out of Sunbrella Surlast. Picked up the Surlast (20 yards of it) for $2/yard delivered on eBay.
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got this in my quest to get free lumber when and where I can ....

Sample;

Becomes this, but this only a small part of the 2nd pile.

It's Beech! 4x4 and 5x5 in random lengths.
This morning 10/12/13 I finished cutting most of it into 3x3" to make this..
it will be a long term project.
Search word; Roubo "Roubo split top"
I can do this! why? I don't know!
Would make one heck of a nice dining room table too ! Cut the turkey right on the table for thanksgiving!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I cut down an old mainsail and made it into a 100% jib.

Cost: One spool of dacron thread, 18' - 3/16 dacron line, 2 - sewing machine needles (broke). I had it all on hand, so free.

It will tide me over for a season until I can buy a new one.

In the first picture you can see my old jib as a pattern under the new one (just cut). I made the new one slightly higher aspect ratio.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Good for you .
This is something I do quite a bit and intend to make a full set of coloured sails next year.

When the odd sized sail appears on eBay if it is cheap enough i will buy it there is always a use for an old sail.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I don't remember the site, however, I recall seeing a genoa off of Pyewacket (an 86' maxi sled) for sale for something like $1500. I would imagine that could be recut into a bunch of sails for a boats of my size. Kind of wonder what kind of shape you get out of a repurposed sail cut-down.
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Kind of wonder what kind of shape you get out of a repurposed sail cut-down.
I doubt you would win any races, but they move you around pretty good. I try to use any "shape" built into the original sail in the new, cut down sail, so you have to think about how the original sail was built when laying out your new sail.

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