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2024 Boatbuilding Classes

Dawn Kish photo Cricket and I are pleased to announce four boatbuilding classes we will be teaching in 2024. We made a decision a couple years ago that we work together far better as a team than teaching solo. It gives is far more time to break away and work [...]

December 24th, 2023|News|

Honeymooning

Not wasting any precious time we headed off for our honeymoon. Our flight out of Flagstaff was fine, but the next flight to Philadelphia was delayed interminably. We finally arrived in time to run across the entire airport and watch our flight to Bangor pull away from the gate. Arghh. [...]

November 27th, 2023|News|

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Although I have been on the road and on the run for most of the year, there was some sweet solitary shop puttering time in the middle. I installed the Emmert's Turtleback Patternmaker's Vice I picked up in Maine (and Anabelle brought across country). I've always lusted for one on [...]

November 26th, 2023|News|

Trying to slow down…and failing miserably

Now that I have turned seventy and retired from commercial guiding I can sit back and relax. If only I knew how. I went on a road trip to retrieve various things. In Moab I picked up all the heavy iron objects that Anabelle graciously drove back from Maine for [...]

November 23rd, 2023|News|

Building the Chub

We had one day off which we spent recuperating. Then it was back to the drawing board for a two-week class building the whitewater boat we call the Chub. This time I was the nominal teacher with Cricket as my assistant. But actually we just co-teach. Neither of us wants [...]

July 19th, 2023|News|

Professor Cricket teaches McKenzies

Cricket taught her first class this spring--a six-day course in building the McKenzie River drift boat, or dory. I got to be helper boy, which was delightful. We started in the first night with lofting the lines from Roger Fletcher's book, Drift Boats and River Dories. Once the class agreed [...]

July 19th, 2023|News|

How the Old Fella Done It

Warning-- long post. But a good story. In late May Cricket and I headed out to do one of our favorite things--go to Maine and the Maritimes. But it always starts out with our least favorite thing--flying on an airplane. Fortunately fate had pity and awarded us an upgrade on [...]

July 11th, 2023|News|

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2024 Boatbuilding Classes

Dawn Kish photo Cricket and I are pleased to announce four boatbuilding classes we will be teaching in 2024. We made a decision a couple years ago that we work together far better as a team than teaching solo. It gives is far more time to break away and work [...]

December 24th, 2023|News|

Honeymooning

Not wasting any precious time we headed off for our honeymoon. Our flight out of Flagstaff was fine, but the next flight to Philadelphia was delayed interminably. We finally arrived in time to run across the entire airport and watch our flight to Bangor pull away from the gate. Arghh. [...]

November 27th, 2023|News|

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Although I have been on the road and on the run for most of the year, there was some sweet solitary shop puttering time in the middle. I installed the Emmert's Turtleback Patternmaker's Vice I picked up in Maine (and Anabelle brought across country). I've always lusted for one on [...]

November 26th, 2023|News|

Trying to slow down…and failing miserably

Now that I have turned seventy and retired from commercial guiding I can sit back and relax. If only I knew how. I went on a road trip to retrieve various things. In Moab I picked up all the heavy iron objects that Anabelle graciously drove back from Maine for [...]

November 23rd, 2023|News|

Building the Chub

We had one day off which we spent recuperating. Then it was back to the drawing board for a two-week class building the whitewater boat we call the Chub. This time I was the nominal teacher with Cricket as my assistant. But actually we just co-teach. Neither of us wants [...]

July 19th, 2023|News|

Professor Cricket teaches McKenzies

Cricket taught her first class this spring--a six-day course in building the McKenzie River drift boat, or dory. I got to be helper boy, which was delightful. We started in the first night with lofting the lines from Roger Fletcher's book, Drift Boats and River Dories. Once the class agreed [...]

July 19th, 2023|News|

How the Old Fella Done It

Warning-- long post. But a good story. In late May Cricket and I headed out to do one of our favorite things--go to Maine and the Maritimes. But it always starts out with our least favorite thing--flying on an airplane. Fortunately fate had pity and awarded us an upgrade on [...]

July 11th, 2023|News|

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