Mechanical Advantage: It's a Matter of Leverage
When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.
― Warren Buffett
|Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbor's Mouth|
By Joseph Mallord William Turner
|A scene of Thanksgiving|
|Here they lie where they long'd to be; |
Home is the sailor, home on the sea,
The sailor home from the hill.
Apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson's Requiem
|By Gary Larson|
|Full article at RemoveAndReplace.com|
|Full article here.|
SQUARE BOAT NOTE: If, like me, don't like fitting curves to curves, combustion chamber/chimney designs can be adapted to cans that have been squared after cutting off their ends. They will meet at 45deg.
|Full article at The-Knowledge.org|
|Can't find who drew this up... How-to article here.|
|Can't find who drew this, either... Inventor's home page, here.|
|Idea for a container boat...|
They dont HAVE to be boxy!
|Holes range from 1/4in to 1/2in|
May add 7/8in and 3/4in, someday
|Anke drilling with our first, 1/4in jig|
Note board clamped to side as guide along handrail sides
for square, plumb and level
|Think like a Bureaucrat...|
Can you find all the things wrong in this picture?
(See end of post for answers!)
Blockprint by Harlan Hubbard
|What the Concerned Citizen and Bureaucrat See|
|Better Living on the Milky Way|
As noted in the comments by astute readers, it may be that new TBIII won't readily bond to itself after full cure. For multi-layer applications, we've always done 'wet over green (not fully cured), and ditto for any topcoating of primer (though one topcoat test bonded well to fully cured TBIII). My intuition is that, roughed up, the bond should be reasonable to good, but that has yet to be seen.
|LUNA's deck before sheathing|
|By Laurence Gonzales|
|Garvey Houseboat (Kissin' Cousins to Barges)|
Designed/Built/Owned by Chris Cunningham
Their owners were inordinately fond of them. Most were gaff yawl rigged and often sported leeboards. In most cases a small, homey looking cabin had been fitted. One would frequently encounter them lying tucked up the shallow reaches of some remote estuary, a curl of woodsmoke rising from her stack, pretty as a picture. Their presence in such distant, hard to reach corners bespoke long passages and unlooked for capability.These words spoke loud and clear to my soul. But alas, by then my head had filled with second-hand and somewhat knee-jerk opinions. I read voraciously and, for a long while, vicariously of 'facts' drawn from 'history'. But facts are slippery li'l devils, and wriggle in one's hands.
|Pretty as a Picture!|
|'Typical' Beach Terrain|
Photo from nerkasalmon.wordpress.com...
Great source for SE Alaska
from a commerciial fishing and poetic perspective
|Photo by Joe Upton from his Journeys through the Inside Passage|