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
The local public radio station said we might have a Thundersnow this weekend. I’d never heard of such a thing, but I’m kinda looking forward to it… whatever it is. We are expecting a bit of snow this weekend, and
I have a local catboat, in the shop, built by Maynard Lowery of Tilghman Island. It’s an interesting boat because it’s hard chine with lapstrake topsides and carvel bottom. It’s also interesting because it doesn’t have a keel rabbet. A
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
I’ve been working on the restoration of this nice little Penguin class sailboat when I can. Since she’s made of stable plywood, I’m adding a layer of fiberglass and epoxy to make a nice hard candy shell on the boat.
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
I’m not going to eat steamed veggies on a Friday, no way, but how about some delicious mahogany. I first learned of steaming wood in plastic bags in a Runabout restoration book years ago. I thought that author had a lot