Wooden Boat Restoration

I have just had the joy of teaching short courses in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding and Wooden Boat Restoration.  Each course 5 days long at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis, UK.  7 and 9 students respectively.  We covered tool sharpening, wood selection and hand tool skills. We made scarf and halving joints, used smoothing and block planes, spoke shaves, hand saws, made planks for clinker (lapstrake) boats fixed with copper rivets, steam bent some bits and basically had a great time.  Wonderful to spend time in a workshop with likeminded folk making piles of wood shavings and bits of boats.