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July 27, 2010 4:20 PM   Subscribe


 
Lenny also previously on Metafilter

Not a call-out, I just love this guy's stuff. I went down to the park with my daughter to play in the water and look for crayfish, and I had the idea of making a little boat to float in the lake. My daughter was captivated despite my crude boat-smithing skills. When I got home I decided to search the internet for driftwood boats, found his filckr pool, and spent four hours or so, rapt.

My boats have gotten a lot better, but Lenny's are still the goal I strive towards.
posted by lekvar at 4:39 PM on July 27, 2010


This is a lot of fun. Plus there are bikes.
posted by sneebler at 4:50 PM on July 27, 2010


Oh Metafilter, why must you tell me about this after it happened. I'm in Vancouver, I love the idea, and it looks as though a good time was had by all.

Ensconced within my sandcastle's walls I shall plot my revenge, at least until the tide comes in.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 4:54 PM on July 27, 2010


Aw. Awww. Awwwww.

Awesome.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:07 PM on July 27, 2010


This is awesome!
posted by Fizz at 5:07 PM on July 27, 2010


neato.
posted by HyperBlue at 5:37 PM on July 27, 2010


I read this as Lemmy and it almost shattered my entire world-view.
posted by cucumber at 8:00 PM on July 27, 2010


Really? How much jetsam does he find? And how does he know it's jetsam and not just flotsam?
posted by Eideteker at 8:37 PM on July 27, 2010


That's great! I do this all the time myself whenever I stumble upon a stream in the woods. Been doing it since I was a kid, now 25 and don't plan to stop. Fun to see that other grownups do it too!
posted by bloody_bonnie at 9:50 PM on July 27, 2010


Totally lovely. Thanks!
posted by marlys at 12:45 AM on July 28, 2010


So cool! Love the little rocket and launch pad.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:47 AM on July 28, 2010


And how does he know it's jetsam and not just flotsam?

Flotsam is used for buoyancy, while jetsam is used for propulsion.
posted by lekvar at 8:52 AM on July 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hah! Well answered!
posted by Eideteker at 9:51 AM on July 28, 2010


I used to make submarines out of rocks. They were supposed to be boats, but after some initial testing, I realized they made way better submarines.
posted by Xoebe at 11:22 AM on July 28, 2010


This is what I spent my childhood doing. Back then we went for distance, not aesthetics.
posted by ahimsakid at 11:53 AM on July 28, 2010


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