Global Shipping

>>> Global Shipping

I thought this was really slick. Some various animations of all the ships at sea. It’s interactive, based on data from 2012.

The intro video has some good info and screenshots (although there is a bit of "global warming" bent depending on how you feel about that).

There are a lot of ships out there… way more than I intuitively felt.

Welcome to Hugh’s V28 Build!

Hugh is tackling a Mark Van Abbema V 28… and he’s been kind enough to let me host his build log. I’m looking forward to being able to follow along.

He has what sounds like a good setup for boat-building… lots of tools and a large shop to be able to construct out of the weather (very, very important… believe me when I say that :-)).

Check his initial posting for some background. He just got his plans – exciting time 🙂

Hoopy Wooden Bicycle

>>> Hoopy Wooden Bicycle

From our friends over at WoodenWidget:

It’s not a boat (make sure and check out their dinghy plans while you’re there – it was my first boat build), but looks like a lot of fun.

Wonder about using a CNC to cut that frame… I’ll have to ask 🙂

The Hoopy wooden bicycle. It might look complicated to make but the frame can be marked, cut out and glued ready for varnish in just two days. The box section frame is immensely strong yet only weighs 3 kilos.

The Hoopy is a ‘one size fits all’ bicycle but the seat can be raised or lowered during the build if required. It can carry two with ease and will make you friends wherever you go. It’s also great to ride. Surprisingly fast and very comfy.

Most of the parts needed to build a Hoopy are easily available secondhand or can be salvaged from old bikes.