At the beginning of Howard Chapelle’s seminal tome Boatbuilding,there is a 4-page introduction in which Chapelle goes through the entire building process at a 10,000′level. After talking through getting out molds,cutting the rabbet,and installing deck beams,Chapelle devotes the final paragraph to a subject that one must assume is of equal [...]
Voila,the seats are ready. I have been working on them at night or during glue cures,and they have come along well. Here is the middle one. The plans specify cut-outs on the ends of the seats;I added my own flavor of these cut-outs.
I have also installed both chine logs,and [...]
And so,it came,my last of four trips out to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day program. What a great experience it has been –I can’t wait until life’s other demands allow me time to head out there again.
The boat is coming along well. The frames and deck knees [...]
Geez –it has been too long. Apologies to my loyal readers –yeah,you three –for keeping you hanging. Last weekend brought me back to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s for another installment of the Apprentice for a Day program. And a great day it was.
The boat has come along [...]
I was pleased to see the insert in the July/August 2006,Issue #191 of WoodenBoat:“Getting Started in Boats.”It is a step-by-step manual for building an attractive little skiff aimed at the novice boat-builder. Kudos to WoodenBoat for jumping on this opportunity to expand the proverbial pie and bring more folks aboard the [...]