The table leg will fold against the bottom of the table when the table is stowed. The leg is a scrap piece of red oak and the "hinge ears" are cut offs from the table top. The leg will be cut to size when the table is put in place.
|the leg will go underneath the table.|
|All scrap wood and parts.|
the sea rails are yellow pine.
I had to use a scraper to take off the finish on the table top. I think it was a wax stain. It just gummed up the sandpaper as I tried to use it, the scraper seemed to be the best way to remove the wax and it was quicker.
A neighbor got the scraper for me at an antiques shop. In truth, when he brought it to me I wasn't sure I'd find a use for it, but now that I know how to use it, and when, I find that I am really happy to have it. As he said, it is what they used before sand paper.
I have found good satisfaction from using human powered tools in the shop. The whir of electric motors, to say nothing of the noise of gas engines, is offensive to me and keeps me from hearing the music I have playing or the thoughts running thru my own head. The trade for the extra work it takes me is not a cost at all to me as it keeps me active and using my body that would otherwise go soft and lazy or injured easily.
|Version 1 of a sculling oar notch|
to go on the transom.
Made from a scrap piece off a pallet.
The sculling oar will be a big benefit if the engine is either out of gas or fails to perform. With the cold weather it also allows me not to run the engine and have the possibility of it freezing up in the impeller after it is run.