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Wooden Boat Building: Welcome

This guide provides information on characteristics of wood, wood-working tools, joinery, and wood materials and engineering. Special topics such as birdsmouth masts are also addressed.

Welcome

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Purpose

The purpose of this guide to build a resource that will provide all aspects of using wood to build boats.  Your suggestions are encouraged and welcomed.

Wood for Boats

Shipbuilding Picture Dictionary

Characteristics of Wood

Barbara Bolko, M.Ed, MLIS

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James Cumiskey
Contact:
Learning Resource Center
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Arundel, ME 04046
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A wooden boat's beauty lies in its reflection of nature

Article from the May 1, 2010, Seattle Times by Lawrence W. Cheek.

Safety

OSHA - News Releases

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Tips on Safety - Woodworking Tools

OSHA Factsheet

Note from Van Dam Custom Boats

Landing School - Shop Procedures

PTI - Safety Videos

First Aid

Tools

Wood Career Alliance of North America - Skill Standards

This wiki space is maintained by the Woodwork Career Allicance of North America.  This page has checklists of skill competencies for Layout, Sawing, Milling, Shaping, Joinery, and more. 

Descriptions

Old Tools

 

All About Wood

Nature of Wood

Wood Species and Characteristics - Articles

Boats and Wood

Wood Density Chart

Wood Shrinkage

Calculators

Measurement

Measurement and Rulers

Carpentry and Measurement

Compass

  

Nautical Measurement

Sextant 

Rulers

  

Joinery

Joinery Techniques

Interior Joinery of the Catboat Silent Maid

1923 Sepia Photo of the original Silent Maid catboat

   

5-Minute Dove Tail

Joints

        dovetail

       lap joint

      miter joint

      rabbet joint

   mortise & tenon

Understanding Hull Stresses - Part I and Part II

Epoxy/Paint - Materials and Engineering

Marine Paint

Articles

Talk the talk ...

Epoxy

Epoxy Chemistry

Sealants

ASTM Standards

Articles - Sealants

Mallet Project

Mallet Sequence

This series of PowerPoint slides provide a photographic overview of the Mallet Project.

Mallet Project - Wood

Mallet Project - Handouts

Doughnut Fender

Pattern making for custom hardware

Featured Videos

Japanese Joinery

Architecture Technology 1 w/ Manuel Baez
Handcrafted Japanese Joinery
BY:
Matteo Maneiro.

Tips from a Shipwright - Timber and the Saw Mill

"Shipwright Louis Sauzedde takes us for a trip to the local sawmill Thompsen Lumber to show how he selects and cuts timbers for wooden boat building." YouTube

E-Book Classics

Boatbuilding Classics - Digitized E-Books

Google Book Search

Google scans the full text of many books (out of copyright protection) and stores them in its digital database.  You can search this database using keywords and click on a result to view pages from the book.  You will also find publisher's and bookseller information as well.  There are limitations, but the Google Book Search may be just the tool you need to find a book related to your research topic. (April 2016) Google continues to win copyright lawsuits that affect the amount and type of published text they can offer in digitized format to the public.  This amount will increase ... stay tuned.

Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction: Wood and West System Materials

Finding Articles

Wooden Boat Stories

Conversation with Bud McIntosh

Phonenicia Expedition #1

Phonenicia Expedition #2

Marine Industry News

Marine and Shipbuilding News

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Germanisher Lloyd Marine News

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ISO Standards News

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World Maritime News

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