Turning Over A Steam Launch (with brawn)

If you are curious about how to turn over a large steam launch - without large powered lifts you might find this little video of interest The video was a sort of by product of some other work I did for Wooden Boat Publications a few years ago.


taking time to reflect or meditate is never a bad idea before starting in the shop.

Beginners Mind and Fire

The open, unbiased mind, no pre-programmed muscle memory, no years of experience ( positive or negative) yammering behind your ear - do this, do that. Periodically it's a worthy state to reattain. We all start in art at this entry; whether it's sword work or woodcarving. I'm only turning out a few commissions a year …