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Wooden Boat #1: Form Setup

08-25-2014 02:06 AM by Clay Ortiz | 7 comments »

I decided a little before last Christmas that I would take the plunge and build a wooden boat. My wife bought me a copy of Howard Chapelle’s book, Boat Building, as a Christmas gift. I read the book before deciding on the plan I wanted. I have built a lot of things from bird houses to 12,000 sq ft homes and this little boat is the most intimidating project that I can remember. It took me about three weeks to loft the lines. I would work a little bit then read a while then I would get frustrated and take a day off. I stumbled through lofting the lines and built the forms. It was at that point that I was forced to put the project on hold. I had to wait until I could get my she...

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