From installing interior ceiling, storage areas with shelving, making cupboards and designing and installing the chart table to helping make movie boats.
hull, deck, flanks and chines repairs
i worked on a beautiful garden in Dorset with a lovely family. we worked on the compost bays and the chicken area where we put in 6ft posts and made our fox proof fencing. To go with the theme of the chicken and new life they wanted me to make them a egg gate. (loved it) So i showed them steam bending and how the joints are made and put together.
They hold forest friday groups where the children come to the farm house to learn about nature and get involved and learn with their hands. i got involved with this and spent a couple of day with the kids teaching them how to be creative with nature and build with wood. making boats and bird houses.
using green Douglas fir, i made a pergola for my mothers garden. a fantastic project to learn timber framing on and very enjoyable to work on square material, a nice break from the complex curves of boats.
i used traditional Japanese technique where you waterproof and protect the wood by charcoaling the surfaces of the posts going into the ground, up to ground height. and using pine tar to add an extra barrier to the bugs.
i made oak pegs to go through all the joints.
winkle, a little clinker sailing boat built on the isle of Wight. taking out the rotten timbers and repairing with james,
upskilling the volunteer’s in boat house 4 portsmouth historic doc yards.
starting our planking stage
taught a friend how to clad his boat, with sub frames or epoxied in battons and screwing in the cedar that i machined up for his ford and aft quarter birth.
made 2 lots of wooden steam bent and laminated with scarf joint support rings to clamp to the original red center ring in some yurts
made and varnished steps for a motor boat
my artistic carved stool, with Japanese influenced joinery. epoxy poured onto the carved leaf and oil with bees wax finish.
traditional style paddle made out of Douglas fur to go with my skin on frame kayak