Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'boat builder'

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Boatbuilders V chisel or what ever it is called... Help!

10-26-2014 04:09 PM by mafe | 23 comments »

Boatbuilders V chisel or what ever it is calledhelp… Picked up a bunch of wonderful old tools for just around 100 USD (550 DKK), think I made a quite good deal, at least I am really pleased and at the end of the day that is what is important at every deal we make. Amongst the tools were this beautiful old chisel, my first thought was a corner chisel, but the old carpenter told me that it was a boat builders chisel from a small Danish island, also some of the other tools came from ...

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Traditional Woodworking Tours #8: Wooden Boat Builder

07-07-2014 03:16 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

In the above video I share my visit to the Vineyard Haven wooden boat workshop of Ted Box on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard. In the video I mentioned that I read a book called “Wooden Boats” which informed me of Ted Box’s boat building. You can find the fascinating book at this link. If you want to learn more details about Ted’s history and his wooden boat building project, you can read more via this Vineyard Gazette newspaper link. Ted’s 70-foot scow schoon...

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79 Year Old Boat Builder of 432 Ships

11-13-2013 02:31 AM by Grumpy | 13 comments »

79-year-old Phil Warren from the UK spent 62 years to build this incredible fleet of 432 ships. All vessels are built entirely of matchsticks and boxes of wooden matches.  The collection includes nearly 370 American and 60 British ships.Although now 79 years of age, he began creating his first boat in 1948, when he was only 17.  He uses a razor blade, tweezers and sandpaper to carve the pieces and boxes, then assembles them with balsa wood glue.  In total more than 650,000 matchsticks are use...

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