And now for something very, if not completely, different...

Its worth mentioning in that in the U.K.,  a 'pudding' is something quite different than in the United States. Yorkshire pudding is an English side dish made from batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk. The dish is sometimes served with beef and gravy.
You can see the resemblance to a celtic coracle....


Work Session Time-Lapse

Skin Boats 15a from Roger McKee on Vimeo.

The first of the boats to come off the forms.  This is always an important milestone, as we get to see something that more closely resembles the finished boat and also feel for the first time how light this craft will be.


Mid-winter Weekend.

Just back from the students' mid-winter weekend break. Here are some shots of the process so far.  We have the SUP and the Oxford Shell from Chesapeake Light Craft in the back room, while out in the atrium are the bulk of the skin-on-frame canoes.

You can't have too many clamps.


Oxford Shell

Things are slowing down a bit, as all the ribs get steam-bent and lashed.  This is a process that can be done in a single day, if one has a whole, uninterupted day to work, but in the school schedule, we work in 40- 60 minute blocks, so it takes much longer,

Stringer ends trimmed and lashed.
Bending and lashing ribs.