By Mark Frauenfelder at 5:19 pm Fri, Apr 26, 2013
Kat Gardiner directed this lovely short documentary about the craft and philosophy of wooden boat carpentry called "Shaped on all Six Sides."
Thanks for posting this, I enjoyed it. It’s always a pleasure to see someone who is able to take pride in handicraft. Glad to know that there are still some parts of our society where that is a viable occupation.
i dunno from making boats, but that guy’s shop kicks major ass
Nicely done. But I wanted more boat making.
There are boat builders and boat sailors, and they are rarely the same people. I tried to be the first, but it wasn’t me.
Wooden boats are beautiful works of art, but a hell of a lot of work to build and maintain. Now I have a fiberglass boat with an aluminum mast – very little maintenance and much more actual sailing. But I have huge respect for the wooden boat people.
I would like to be a boat builder. I would love to do it. I wish I could have that job.
For those in the Seattle area that are interested in wood based professions, including boat building. Check this out. I don’t have any experience with the program so I can not say one way or another how good it is. I just noticed the building yesterday and had to look up what it was. https://www.seattlecentral.edu/wp/wood-construction/
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