Christine DeMerchant's Web Page
Phenol Formaldehyde Glue
This is the glue now used for almost all marine plywood. It is closely related to resorcinol glue.
There is a large number of plants toxic to cats
Many of these are also quite deadly to humans.
Urea Formaldehyde Glue
Many good points, a few not so good.
How to raise Monarch Butterflies from eggs
My caterpillars have become crysalids. These butterflies are quite easy to raise if you have milkweed around.
See also the Monarch Butterfly life cycle
So you Think you know everything about sails? Take my sail, rig and sailing quiz.
Junk rigs look quite exotic but are a very safe and reliable rig.
Nautical Terms about Sails
Updated the page and added a whole lot of words. A work in progress.
Squash Vine Borers
have made their appearance in my garden. How to control them.
is an organic way of controlling weeds, insects and pathogens in your garden. I've fixed the link
My Puddle Duck was launched today and behaved beautifully
My Puddle Duck carbon fibre mast breaks, I started a new mast.
Happy Day, My Puddle Duck is Ready for LAUNCH!!
I finished the tiller and installed it.
I've put together all my boat plan pages.
I have a lot of links to boat plans. A page for dories, a page for rowboats, some free plans. It was a bit scattered. This is a navigation page that links to the various pages of plans on this website.
Gimbaled Kerosene stove I saw in Texas
Ticks and their control in Cats
Books about boatbuilding, sailmaking and traditional small boatsThese are mostly books I have mentioned in my various boat pages and decided to put together in one page. To a great extent they are books I have in my own library.
How to sharpen chisels and block planes
Beginning boat builders are often baffled on how to sharpen their chisels and block planes. This is how I sharpen. I'm not a fanatic but my tools cut well enough.