2022-09-09 (F) Weekly Summary

Drilling out stainless steel turned out to be more trouble than I thought. The process also destroyed three titanium drill bits. I finished up the holes by grinding away the burrs.
Taking off the burrs

I used my partner's sewing machine to make four sails from rip-stop nylon. I sized the edges to the fiberglass rods. The white and green seemed like a good combination, but the white was not a great idea since it touches the dirty wheels while I carry everything.
Four sails

I assembled the sails and tested them. There was a satisfying snap when I opened then quickly. The center connector fell apart quickly, but using the halves separately worked better than I expected. There wasn't enough surface area to be a great form of moving.
Non-functional demo

I bought an off-road board because they make a version with brakes, and I'm all about controlling my ride. I switched up the board to make it better for city riding, and it handles all the ugly sidewalk bumps well, but it's a lot harder to push. Hopefully, the next sail will work well.
Binding-free mountain board

I don't know how big I need to make my next sail, but I will try to overshoot. I am building a large triangular sail that is almost 27 square feet compared to my last one, which was nearly 4 square feet. I started with a tall mast and some booms made from wood and fiberglass.
Moving parts

The sail was the same rip-stop nylon but yellow. I bought 3 yards (3 m) of fabric, cut it diagonally, then reinforced the corners and added grommets. It's a monster, and I may need to carry tools if I want to fit everything in the car.
Monster sail

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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