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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.


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

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Characteristics of Wood

Barbara Bolko, M.Ed, MLIS

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Barbara Bolko
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Arundel, ME 04046

A wooden boat's beauty lies in its reflection of nature

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

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