|Forum topic by Malcolm Schweizer||posted 190 days ago||324 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
190 days ago
Good day everyone,
I have lurked here long enough. Time to start participating. I build wood surfboards and kayaks, so I am very active on dedicated surf and kayak forums. I am now building a Welsford 6M Whaler lapstrake double-ender sailboat. I live on an island (St. Thomas, U S Virgin Islands) so most of what I build floats! Even my daughter’s cradle is a boat! Living on an island, everything is hard to get- tools, material, shop space. It has challenged my creativity and resourcefulness. The stand up paddle board I am building is made from a salvaged sailboat mast.
The best thing to do is to check out my YouTube channel
There is one video that shows my tiny kitchen workshop. I make do with the space I have. Sawdust is made on the porch and hand work and gluing are done in the shop. I do use the bandsaw inside although it is on wheels if I have to do a lot of work (i.e. make a mess) with it.
The latest project is a cradle boat designed by Jordan Wooden Boats that I built for my daughter who was born March 20. There is a video on YouTube
I believe in proper introductions before posting on a forum, and there it is! I am joining because my woodworking is branching out and I want to ask questions not suitable for kayak, surfboard, and wooden boat forums. I am upgrading all my hand tools and getting into some furniture projects and “land-based” stuff.
I want to thank those that sent me welcome messages before I even got my profile set up. Must be a good bunch of folks here. Also a shout out to “BigRedKnothead” for the workbench you built. I happened to see it in your profile pic. I want to build something similar but have to ship the maple down here. Well done, and nice use of contrasting woods.
-- A tool is only as good as the hand that holds it.