As a sailor/recreational rower, I use a lot of shock cord. For years now, I've been putting a couple of drops of Hot Stuff Glue on the sheath. A few minutes later, the bungee cord can be cut to size with no unravelling or spreading. It eliminates the need for taping the end completely. Same goes for any synthetic rope.
I found this magazine the other day and added it to the books index. There is a free digital issue:
Epoxy on the Rocks. This is how Cathy slows down her epoxy.
Reducing Line Clutter
Method of reducing extra line clutter when rigging balanced lug sails.
My "Two-hour Galley Box," finished in the nick of time for the Shallow Water Sailors spring cruise last weekend.
John's really nice galley box reminded me of a project that's been on my list for a while.
Product of the Week: McMurdo Smartfind S20 Personal AIS MOB Beacon
Friday May 8, 2015
The McMurdo Smartfind S20 is a personal AIS MOB device worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap to deploy the antenna.
The compact, lightweight unit is an effective aid to recovering crew and passengers who have fallen overboard by sending alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within approximately a four mile radius. A flashing LED light aids location at night.
A built-in high precision GPS receiver - which updates every 60 seconds – provides precise location, distance and bearing data. Onboard crew members (and nearby AIS-enabled receivers) receive all the information they need to locate the position of the person in difficulty, enabling a speedy recovery.
The S20 will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a seven year battery storage life. It is made of ultra durable ABS and waterproof to five meters. MSRP US $299.00.
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Woodworkers often face a dilemma when purchasing wood veneer. They sometimes need the wood grain to run perpendicular to the typical direction, in order to reduce the number of seams. On industry standard veneer sheet sizes of 4'X8', the grain runs in the length-wise direction, which is why some veneer companies offer cross-grain 8'X4' sheets which have the grain running width-wise.
With this in mind, Oakwood Veneer has recently expanded its offering of in-stock 8'X4' cross-grain sheets. The list now includes over 50 total species, including exotics such as karelian birch burl, euro-steamed beech, birdseye maple, English figured sycamore, South American Rosewood, figured eucalyptus and more. All cross-grain sheets come pre-sanded, which saves woodworkers a significant amount of time and effort.
Many domestics are now also available in even longer cross-grain 10'x4' and/or 12'X4' sizes, including ribbon mahogany, maple, oak, cherry, walnut, and more. All in-stock sheets ship the same or next day and have a one-sheet minimum order. Additionally, customers can special order most other domestic and exotic species which are not immediately in-stock on cross-grain with a two week lead time and four sheet minimum.
Oakwood Veneer holds a very large selection of in-stock veneer species, sizes, backers, grain patterns, and now, a significantly larger selection of cross-grain (also known as counter front), horizontal veneer sheets. More information is available at oakwoodveneer.com or by calling: