Category Accessories

Sewing machine for neoprene

I know you want one, everybody wants one 🙂 Or maybe not. This one is my new pet imported from China. Why? Well, I tried to order a few Tuiliks from Brooks but they wouldn’t answer my emails and have…

Spray skirts and covers

Too many kayaks and logistic problems… I needed som hatch covers and spray skirts, so I made some. Ahh, automatic, not very smart phone functions… so here’s the result.

And a jacket to go with the pants

If you checked out my previous post you may have gathered I wasn’t too impressed with the quality of today’s so called outdoor pants. Since I wondered what else I can learn to sew I figured a jacked to go…

Cargo pants

Recently I bought two pairs of hiking/outdoors pants and was surprised at how quickly one pair wore down. It took me a few days in the workshop to make a black pair of Urberg pants look like they were five…

Laminated paddle

This time it’s a laminated aspen and fir paddle. I know aspen wood can be brittle but it’s knot free, doesn’t take on much moisture and easy to work with so I want to give it a try. If you…

Carbon greenland paddle?

broken carbon paddle

The other night I had the peculiar feeling of one paddle becoming two under water. It had become pretty dark so I couldn’t see anything upside down in the murky Lake Mälaren, so I used one paddle half as a…

BIB FTW

bib bag

Packed with acronyms here… So, you drink some Bag In Box wine. Or in my case, my neighbours do and leave me a little for cooking 🙂 You recycle the inner container and use it for some kayak touring and…

Ghosts in the closet?

I found these two Tuiliqs in my closet the other day, hovering around like ghosts from the past. They are my first jackets, made out of canvas and quite nice winter parkas. They are ok for paddling and fully wax…

Storm paddle again

Still haven’t come across clear and straight grained Cedar that I can make a normal Greenland paddle out of, so I am making another storm paddle. Started out on the bandsaw to do a rough cut, but quickly switched to…

All you need is a Norsaq

Ever wondered what that wooden thingy is on top of a rolling nerd’s kayak? It’s a throwing stick used since the stone age to throw sticks, like harpoons, further. A Norsaq. This is my first home made one. It probably…