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Gnome Little Library

May 14, 2022

Once again I had  a stump that needed some use. After discussing the possibilities with my wife we thought of our old Gnome stump home back at the Stanwood home. Why not make a Gnome Little Library! After making a perfect plywood box my wife wanted a cock-eyed Dr. Seuss looking roof, so with the…

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2″ square tubing rocket stove

April 23, 2022

Using 2″ thin wall tubing for the vertical stack and 1-1/2″ for the feeder shoot the stove performed OK, It had a screen on the bottom of the stack. The ash build-up made it difficult to draw air to keep the flame going, so I cut out a side opening. It started drawing a bit…

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Economical Reverse trike

March 31, 2021

My dream project conceived over 40 years ago. This is my third attempt at creating a high mileage one person trike. Borrowing ideas from Dale Malewicki’s California Commuter trike I fashioned a basic rigid front swing arm. This helps stabilize the trike in corners but also makes for a bumpy ride. To do it again…

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Coro Speed Boat II

January 9, 2020

This was the first of my gas powered fluted plastic boats. I called it the Speed Boat. PVC was used for the Gunwales, but this proved to be a poor choice to secure an upper decking. Also the light weight 1.2 HP Gamefisher motor was used. The fluted plastic was folded for the transom, creating…

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Micro survival kits

May 8, 2019

In 1985 I read an article in Mother Earth News. They asked several outdoor experts to come up with their version of a good personal survival kit. I was surprised how bulky and useless the kits they showed. I came up with this version using a pint size tin can. It had everything but the…

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Teardrop bicycle cover

May 8, 2019

  This was an attempt to make a teardrop shell fiberglass plug for my road bike. Plywood ribs were attached together using 90 degree brackets. Holes spaced 4″ apart  were drilled on the rib edges. 1/8″ wire was treaded thru the holes. Thin wire was used to attach the chicken wire to the 1/8″ wire…

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Electric recumbent scooter

April 13, 2019

  This is the first stand up scooter I made into a recumbent. It was a hoot to ride for about 4 miles, then the battery would drain and soon you were forced to walk the rig home.

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