When you have a video that’s not too exciting, there are a couple ways to make it interesting. You can have a cute silly animal in it, or speed it up to make it look like an old silent comedy.
Much of the work in a boat shop isn’t very flashy, but it’s just as important as the cool woodwork that we get to do. Here’s a video of prepping some floor board supports of a small daysailer for painting.
I’m currently caulking the opposite side of the 12 1/2 daysailer. I’ve already written about that, so I thought I’d start highlighting some projects, past and present, to give a bit more info and/or history of the boats, and what
I’ve posted before about clamping because, in wooden boat work, you’re always trying to clamp things that aren’t straight, flat, or square. This week’s clamping challenge was a garboard plank on the 12 1/2 I’m restoring. The first plank was
I just received some new bronze hardware for the Herreshoff 12 1/2 in the shop for restoration. It comes from JM Reineck & Son foundry in Massachusetts. It pretty much resembles jewelry. We have some bronze blocks with ball bearing
Traditional plank on frame, smooth skin, boats usually have what we call “caulked seams”. This means that where two planks meet, there is a small ‘V’ shaped groove that gets stuffed with strands of cotton to help ensure a water
So, I needed some green (unseasoned or dried) white oak for steaming some boat frames into shape on a round bilge boat. I usually go to some local sawmills to get