Category Archives: Tools

So many tips!

If you are prone to help videos, and general boaty building information, you absolutely must watch ALL of these videos on this fab YouTube channel, Tips from a Shipwright. Shipwright Louis Sauzedde is a wonderful personality, and incredibly skilled with his … Continue reading

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My god months pass!

I have been doing everything. Including boat work. Just letting you know, I’m alive and happy, the boat is looking fair and is progressing. My career as a blogger and social media magnate has waned at the expense of some … Continue reading

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More snot and disco skirts

Oh joy I am back on the fibreglass! A mixed blessing fibreglass is. The unarguable protection it provides makes it a necessity, but dealing with it is not fun. The cloth is so slippery it slides out your hand like … Continue reading

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Laser beam vs desk chair

That is a ‘link bait’ title, because I never got a chance to test the chair, but Ayliffe assures me it is the way to go. So I need to mark the “waterline”, a key and mostly critical line on … Continue reading

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Planned and executed in military style.

I wish I could describe more of my boat construction in this way. Unfortunately, I often leave out a detail or two and find myself scrambling with epoxy-clad hands for a tool, which is great for the patina of the … Continue reading

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A great solution.

I have always failed to cut consistently, there is something gammy about the way my arm and hand works. I have tried every saw that I can reasonably put my hands on, but the results are rarely satisfactory. I am … Continue reading

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Favourite s-tool.

This may seem an odd tool, but I think it takes the roll of a tool well. It can be used to prop and clamp, it can be a bench, it can be a step, it can rest a plane … Continue reading

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