Arts & Crafts: Build a canoe from a few slabs of plywood

You know what's more badass and relaxing at the same time than going on a week-long canoe trip? Going on a week-long canoe trip in a vessel you built your own damn self. What I dig the most about this video is that shows the build process, mistakes and all, from start to finish. I don't know about you, but I always feel a whole lot better knowing that mistakes can be made by an expert and the project can still come out looking like a champ. Read the rest

Plywood manufacturing history surprisingly interesting

London's Victoria and Albert Museum recently posted a 7-minute assembly of footage from plywood manufacturing "then and now." The result, aided by some nice sleazy electronica, is a mesmerizing adventure in composite laminates. Read the rest