Archive for December, 2006

Tips on Buying a Boat

December 19th, 2006

I discovered sailing many years ago and found it to be a wonderful way to enjoy time with friends and family as well as a way to get away from the office and become totally entranced and absorbed with a world that I did not know existed. I love to sail, so much that I became a certified American Sailing Association Sailing Instructor. Continue Reading »

Sailing Hints & Tips

December 19th, 2006

I spend almost all my summers sailing around the Greek islands. With this small article I would like to share some sailing hints with you that will help you enjoy the most out of your sailing holidays. Continue Reading »

Buying a Used Sunfish Sailboat

December 18th, 2006

As anyone who’s ever bought a used car knows, you have to approach the project armed with your own knowledge before you even set foot on the lot. In this situation, being uninformed is tantamount to being taken to the cleaners. Continue Reading »

Woodworking Plans Make the Project

December 18th, 2006

So think you’d like to build a bathroom cabinet. Perhaps a new curio for the front room is in order. You even recognize how nice it would be to make a captain’s bed with a full set of drawers underneath and a headboard that holds books. If you have big plans for building something out of wood, then make sure you have the right woodworking plans and patterns so that you can do it like the professionals. Continue Reading »

The Right Woodworking Jigs for Any Job

December 18th, 2006

The average do-it-yourself homeowner has only had to experience once cutting or drilling without a jig to know the value of a good woodworking jig. It makes for a frustrating experience when holes get drilled too deeply or picture frame moulding doesn’t square up during the final gluing and nailing stages. Then, of course, there have been the disastrous routing or dovetail cuts that just don’t measure up in the end. The solution to this and any woodworking problem is to have the right jig available. Continue Reading »

Preparing the Lumber for Your Woodworking Project

December 18th, 2006

Wood varies greatly in color and figure – even wood of the same species and boards from the same tree. You need to pay attention to how boards look when you’re putting then next to one another in a project. Otherwise, you may end up with color and figure differences that will detract from the appearance and be difficult to disguise with a finish. Continue Reading »

Build a Dollhouse

December 18th, 2006

Here’s how to build a dollhouse for your daughter even if you are not handy with wood.  You can really show your daughter that you love her by making her something with your own hands. Continue Reading »

Tools for a Perfect Workshop

December 18th, 2006

A well equipped work shop is the first step to making sure you are ready and able for any do-it-yourself home improvement project. With a few basic workhorses, you can saw, nail, sand, shape and sharpen the way the pros do it. Continue Reading »

Build Your Own Garage Workbench

December 18th, 2006

A garage workbench is an essential piece of equipment in any home workshop. A workbench will allow you to complete projects easily and with greater accuracy. A variety of pre made workbenches are available to fit your needs. If you prefer, you can make your own workbench, either with a kit or from a plan. Continue Reading »

Boat Building Tips

December 18th, 2006

To get a good boat, you must first start with a good design. Fortunately, or unfortunately, the collection of designs available is immense.

In years gone by, choosing a boat design to build was limited to what you could get your hands on through local boat yards or designers. With the Internet, the whole world plus a huge archive of older designs is now at your finger tips. Continue Reading »

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