Aren’t they cute?
Next up were two oarmaking classes. Janek and Dan laminating the shafts.
Kelly planing them down.
Betsy squaring them up.
And cutting the blade sides.
Hands down, my favorite part of oar making.
From squares to octagons.
Mark is a wee bit dusty.
And armoring the tips.
Class number two, by no means second class.
Day one of the Briggs dory building class: lofting the lines for our boat.
Expanding out the true shape and angles of the transom. You can almost hear the brains exploding.
A two-hour assembly of the hull on day three.
On with the bottom and the chines.
Over she comes.
Joe screwing up. Upward, that is.
Decking her in.
Demonstrating the gunwale bolt drilling technique.
Day eight, afternoon. She may not be done, but goddam near! Amazing.