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  1. 12 foot Tyvek Sailboat •

    Aug 2, 2010 Hi All - Wanted to share latest Tyvek Homewrap boat with you. STATISTICS: Length = 12 feet Beam = 50 inches Weight of hull empty = approx.100 pounds Mast = 16 feet Time to build = approx. 16 months of spare time I got tired of paddling and decided to make a sailboat. The plans...
  2. Things Tyvek

    Aug 2, 2010 Think outside the box. Here are some uses for Tyvek Homewrap besides wrapping homes with it. GRILL COVER (Picture #1) When my store bought grill cover started to fall apart, I decided to make one out of TYVEK. I used the old one as a pattern and made this one. If I were to make...
  3. 12 Foot Tyvek Canoe •

    Feb 26, 2010 In 2005 I toyed with the idea of making skin-on-frame (SOF) boats. My objective was to make them inexpensive and light but durable and easy to maintain. I used wood and other materials that I was able to scrounge. The only thing that I had to buy was the brass screws, glue, spar...
  4. Baidarka Replica

    Feb 26, 2010 If you saw the Tyvek canoe I made previously, I hope you like this one. After using the canoe, I wanted to make a boat that would go faster so I did some research and decided that a replica of a Baidarka, an Aleutian sea kayak, would be fun to make. I started with a image of a...
  5. Blogs
    Glazing When framing anything using glass or acrylic as the glazing, there should be an air gap of at least 1/8" between the art or object being framed and the inside surface of the glass. This is to prevent moisture, from the condensation that will almost certainly occur, from transferring to...
  6. Blogs
    It failed, I can attest to that. Rejoining sanding belts Well I'd like to report that I was unable to repair my sanding belts. I did have a success the next day doing something else. My belts were 1" X 42" and were made with a Zerconia Grit and were 120 grit. While talking to the supplier of...
  7. Site Help and Suggestions
    I have been mostly making projects out of free pallet wood and some timber/plywood i picked up from my local b&q. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of good lumber suppliers, ideally in munster or better yet cork that sell small quantities of lumber to a hobbiest like me...
  8. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey everyone, I just picked up a Rikon 10-325 band saw. Just wondering about blades, I want a resaw blade and other blades for curved cuts. What are good blades? Thanks
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