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Malcolm Schweizer

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06-05-2013 04:12 PM

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.


Malcolm Schweizer
Schweizer Surfboards (and what-not)

-- A tool is only as good as the hand that holds it.

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188 posts in 2709 days

#1 posted 06-05-2013 05:50 PM

Welcome Aboard Malcolm;
Glad to see you finally decided to join this wonderful group of woodworkers from all over the world.
Dennis Mitchell

-- DeputyDawg

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 05:53 PM

Welcome! Boat building has recently become a thing with me, so I’ll be following along…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 06:13 PM

Ahoy Malcom, and welcome to the forum. Enjoy your stay. Can’t wait to see some pics of your projects.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 06:43 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks

Look forward to your projects

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 08:24 PM

Welcome to Lj’s, and thanks for your kind words concerning my bench. Check out my blog about the build and feel free to share your build with us on the Workbench Smackdown forum. Take care, Red

-- Red-- "I'm a lumber hoardin', finger nickin', sliver cursin', breaker trippin', summbuckin woodworker ya'll"

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