In an age where everything is pre-made and constructed with plastic, we sometimes forget the importance of working with our hands. There is comfort at the end of the day when you get to hold something you created.
very nice video of a skin-on-frame boat builder in British Columbia.
the Great Lakes Boat Building School is a traditional boat building school in Michigan that teaches:
woodworking, basic design, traditional and modern boat building, and yacht joinery
the school is located right on the waters of the Great Lakes, at the Les Cheneaux Islands of the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I would love to take a summer class here, or take a year or two off to do the full program: it is a combination of things I really enjoy – woodworking, building, and boating/sailing.
this is an amazing short documentary to showcase the art of wooden boat carpentry, as displayed at Emerald Marine, in Anacortes, Washington.
sailing is a state of blissful awareness, punctuated by sheer terror
HT: Mike Taylor (@DIY_Wood_Boat)
this is an amazing video that shows the step-by-step process that goes into making a Laser sailboat at the Laser Performance factory in Long Buckby, UK. there is a lot of hand work, with not much automation — it is an incredible process.
Published March 16, 2013
Tags: Alison Langley, artisan boatworks, boat building, buzzards bay, Maine, nautical, nautical photography, photography, Rockport, sailing, sailing video, uncas, wooden sailboat
this is a great video shot by Alison Langley to show off a newly built Buzzards Bay 18 – the first built in over a hundred years. the wooden sailboat was built by Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine.
The Buzzards Bay 18 was designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1904 as the K Class design for Beverly Yacht Club. No original BB18 exists today. Alec Brainerd, at Artisan Boatworks in Rockport Maine, built the first one since 1904 from the MIT Herreshoff plans. This video tells the story of building, launching and sailing the BB18 “Uncas”, one of the sweetest Herreshoff day sailers you’ll ever see.
via: Alison Langley Photography
Published January 25, 2013
Tags: boat building, canoe, canoeing, cedar strip canoe, Gull Lake Boat Works, led zeppelin, penn & pannache, wood canvas canoe, wooden canoe, Zoso
this is an amazing look at the process used by Marc of Gull Lake Boat Works as he creates his custom wood and canvas canoes all by hand.
plus, he has a sweet set of tattoos on his forearm of the 4 symbols from Led Zeppelin’s 4th studio album (3:18 into the video).