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    Reflector oven for sale

    Due to my recent reflector oven builds my big oven is now redundant. So it is up for sale. It was bigger than I wanted at the time but was the only one I could find. Packed down it is 20 1/2” x 15” and the baking shelf is 10 1/2” x 19 1/4”. I bought it from Pole and Portage here in Maine maybe 6...
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    Reflector oven build

    This is how I built the reflector oven I recently showed over on the camp kitchen thread. On my very first oven I used aluminum that can be readily purchased at most hardware stores or home centers, the thickness is .022 and although it worked I found it a bit too thin and easily bent or...
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    Mason fire box and other musings

    For quite a while I have been interested in the Mason fore box that he talks about in his book Song Of The Paddle. This spring I finally got around to making some. I did buy a cheap sheet metal brake from Harbor Freight and it did work but not great and I could have used a work around. At first...
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    Outside canoe rack

    I needed a rack of some kind to store canoes and other boat shaped objects that didn’t mind being outside. The wood and canvas ones are inside. Setting a post in the ground is near impossible here in Maine. I swear there are more rocks than dirt. This was inspired by one very similar for sale on...
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    Whelen tent

    I saw this on Craigslist Maine tonight. No relation to the seller. He wants to sell locally and even though I’m in Maine he is still three hours away six round trip. That adds quite a bit of gas to the purchase. Maybe someone further north might be interested...
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    Knife making

    I thought I’d start a thread on knife making and try and share at least what I do. Please feel free to add your own experiences to the thread. I’ll try and answer questions as best I can. So far I have not done any bladesmithing but maybe someday. For now I buy my blades from Norway, either in...
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    Load stabilizers

    I have these for the square Thule bars, they have never been used. I was given some square tube that I attached to the Subaru roof rails and bought these to go with them but found out these would have to be attached tight where the roof rails are. The straps of course I used and will be keeping...
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    Free knife

    Ok, now that I have your attention. This knife was my grandfathers and was in a tool box sitting on the concrete floor of his garage for more than 60 years. It actually has less rust than most of the tools that were in the box. I was glad to find it when we cleaned out my uncles house but the...
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    Radio interview

    I didn’t catch the whole show but NPR in Maine has a show ‘Maine Calling’ and today they interviewed two guys that did a long trip, four states and 1500 miles. People got to call in and ask questions. I believe they also wrote a book, but as I said I didn’t catch the whole program. If you have...
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    Cedar strips

    I am continuing to clean out the shop and I have some cedar strips, bead and cove maybe 14' to 16' Long all ready to go. I milled them up 18 years ago and never had time for another boat. Free if someone wants to come and get them. Anyone that has milled their own knows what is involved, and...
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    Canoe form

    Well it looks like we have a buyer for our house paying cash looking for a quick closing. That's the good news, the bad news is I have this canoe form and no time to build a canoe (I don't think). It is a form for Rollin Thurlow's Atkinson Traveler I think it is about 18" finished size. Included...
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    1950's Faber

    Just stumbled on this on Craigslist. Not mine, no connection. https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/boa/6213100353.html Jim
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    Grumman Sailing Canoe for sale

    Grumman Sailing Canoe 17' long the sail rig is complete (except for the running rigging) the sail however is in tatters but could be used as a pattern for a new sail. Stock sails may be available but I haven't looked in a while. I'm asking $500 for the works. I've seen the Sailing rig alone...
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    Saranac lake outfitter

    Just thought I'd give a heads up that Saint Regis Canoe Outfitters is open all winter seven days a week this year. If you are in need of something give them a call. If you're in the area stop in and say hi. Jim
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    Tent stove alert

    Stove alert in northern NJ, no connection just stumbled across it. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/spo/5907165685.html Jim
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    Free 17' canoe

    This came to my shop a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea when or if I would get to it but I had the room and didn't want it to go to the dump. As it turns out this past weekend I met someone that Is going to give me a mold for building a wood and canvas canoe. I don't have room for both. This...
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    Living history setup

    Just saw this on CL it a little south of Philadelphia in NJ the guy was/is a living history buff. Two canvas wall tents, stove etc. not mine, just thought I'd share. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/atq/5742130745.html Jim
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    The ADK's

    In about a week and a half I'm heading to the ADK's for some canoeing with my 'kids'. I say kids but they are 18 and 28 and up for anything. As some may remember my daughter works for Saint Regis Canoe Outfitters so they have trips that they often recommend but I'm torn between doing a long trip...
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    Twig stove

    Getting ready for a trip and have been intrigued with twig stoves for about a year. Here is what I built.. I didn't want a big stove and I had this 3" diameter piece of stainless steel pipe that is 4" long so I thought I'd try it. What the heck it's just some time and a small amount of material...
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    Canoe tricks

    Canoe tricks, not with my canoe (at least some of them). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGM_nNoDJV4 Enjoy. Jim