Master craftsman/small boat builder and all 'round great guy Greg Rossel used to put on a yearly school at the SF Maritime Museum....I took it to learn carvel building.....it's all here if only I had the skills.....
and it was colder'n hell in the boat shop all week....Greg and I stayed on museum ships all week and had the run of the place.....no longer possible because of the WOT!!!
cut the rabbet
see the green clamp? you need six to build the Catspaw....and the guy in Maine who builds them is now 90 years old....I bought six and hope someday to use them
examples of tools/equipment in the boat shop
notice new bowsprit for schooner in the picture
quick, while it's hot
repair session.....old museum rowing skiff
thwart fitting by a pro
locals at the swim club next to the museum
fitting a plank
the hard part......fitting to the rabbet in the stem after steaming to make the hard bend to the bow fitting.....all hand on deck
surprise box.....open the door and the entire thing explodes in your face.......