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Tools for class: an overview of what to bring

Tools for class: an overview of what to bring
 January 12, 2019 When I teach boatbuilding and woodworking classes I send the students a tool list to help prepare them for the project and the ...

On winter and climbing out of the hole.

feet of snow on the shop
Here's the shop safely tucked in after a big February storm. This is the time of year when I always seem to struggle to overcome a lack of momentu...

Thoughts On Craftsmanship – January 2016

Thoughts On Craftsmanship – January 2016
  After the pace of summer, deep winter can feel very restful. The shorter and quieter days encourage a thoughtfulness that the long days of summe...

Summer 2015

Summer 2015
  This summer came in slow and it’s still behind schedule. The end of August brought our hottest days, the kind we usually get in July, if they hap...

The First day of Summer June 21, 2015

The First day of Summer June 21, 2015
Catspaw Dinghy It’s a rainy day and I’m breaking my rule and working in the shop and at my desk. “If you work Sunday’s then Mondays just another ...

First class of 2015

First class of 2015
Building Pygmy Kayak’s Pinguino design in my shop Spring is here, the days are sunny with temperatures in the in the 70’s, flowers are starti...

Two projects are moving along….

Two projects are moving along….
  Getting started on the kitchen Last week saw two projects moving closer to completion.  We did the tear out of our old kitchen (what a mess) an...

Spring is a bit slow coming this year

Spring is a bit slow coming this year
  shop projects Spring is a bit slow coming in this year, but the longer days do make it easier to spend more time working in the shop and they o...

A new kind of project

A new kind of project
A new kind of project.   Earlier this winter, before December’s frost, ice, and dustings of snow had morphed into the more than four feet still pil...

Cold Days and Winter Projects

Cold Days and Winter Projects
Cold days and winter projects   I celebrated News Years Eve with a fire and I also set off a few expired flairs!   It was well below zero this mo...