Ok, so now I’m on to the “what if I spent the winter building a wooden sailboat?” part of the process. #sailing
I’m quite a bit enamored with this little boat. https://sailingmagazine.net/article-permalink-656.html I guess I’ll have to set up my garage as a woodworking shop. @requiem
@mathiasx that sounds like a great way to spend a few winters 😁
@requiem yeah, and it turns out I might have just enough garage to build this but not to store it on a trailer. Even smaller boats are tippy and don’t really have accommodations to sleep onboard. Building this from scratch would be a good excuse to get a Maslow CNC — but I’d also have to redo all the plans in CAD!
@mathiasx if you’re like me, you’ll spend more time messing with the CNC machine than it would probably take to build the boat by hand 🤣
Growing up I had friends who always seemed to have some room in a barn or shed for a project like this, but seems like they all got bought or burned down…
@requiem of course! “Before I can build my boat, I must tweak this open source CNC router to be better at making boat parts!”
@mathiasx I bought a CNC mill off Craigslist because it was $250. It is also about 400lbs. I screwed my right arm up for about a year after loading it into a truck with one other person.
This is relevant because after that I've decided that I don't want to own anything that I can't lift (even if I have to take it apart) unless it can be moved under it's own power...😂
@requiem this is a similar reason to why I haven’t built my own highly-insulated little house. While it is a limiting belief to say “I’m not good at building things with wood” that I’m trying to get over, building something larger than me, like a house, is better done by a crew that knows what they’re doing.
@mathiasx I’ve had to do more of that sort of analysis over the years. For me it’s exciting to learn something new and even if it costs more to make-up for my mistakes, the value of learning makes it worthwhile.
At the same time, falling off my roof and dying or being too broken to feed my family would be a problem, so I’ve had to delegate some projects to professionals 🤣
@requiem there’s also the speed that professionals work at! At least for building shelter, it’s important it gets done on time and without weather getting in!
@mathiasx yes and no. In my experience pros don’t get everything done faster. I’ve actually fired contractors because I got tired of waiting for them to finish and finished the job myself 🤣
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