I'm currently enrolled at the Arqes School of traditional boatbuilding in Sausalito, California. Every Saturday I spend about 7 hours in the popular 'Saturday' class. About 6 to 8 of us attend and have wonderful lectures and tuition from Bob Darr, a superb and inspiring teacher.
So it's been about five weeks now, and I have built up a passion and curisosity for understanding what it is to build small woodend boats. Boats built in the traditional style are a more than just pleasing a boatstruck buyer, but rather the whole process is good for the designer ( no computer screens ), the builder ( little or no toxic fumes and dangerous particulates ) and ultimately the people on board, the boat is seaworthy and green/ecofriendly.
Up next, I'll start describing my experiences with building wooden boats.
Here I am working on a hollowing plane.