Archive for October, 2010

The shop

Monday, October 11th, 2010

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Looking south.

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Looking North.

The room is 15 feet wide at the South end, 12 feet at the North End, and 21 feet long.  There is a Bandsaw, Radial Arm Saw, Unisaw, two Drill Presses, a Dust Collector, Drum Sander, Planer, Jointer and a bunch of boxes full of stuff.  With the canoe off the floor, there is room to walk around and work.  Also a chest freezer and a dryer intended for tumbling and not used.

Naming the boat

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

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My father, Meyer Fink, saved redwood scraps  for many years intending to use them for projects.  After he passed away, my sister arranged for the basement to get cleared out.  The main room was emptied of lumber, but the redwood was tucked away under a bench.  I took this home and used the redwood in my canoe.  My cousin used to call my dad Uncle Mike, and he was Mike to his friends, so I named the boat Mike Fink.  There was a keelboat captain in the early 19th century with the same name, no relation.