Hand Tools

Subject:
Douglas Brooks on Japanese boatbuilding *LINK*

Bruce Mack
"Another interesting feature of boatbuilding is the process of creating planking with a watertight fit. Using a series of saws, boatbuilders make multiple passes through the seams, a process called suriawase (the term combines the verbs “to rub” and “to assemble”). With each pass, the fit between planks become progressively tighter. Boatbuilders pride themselves on their ability to produce watertight boats without any use of caulking. Only older boats are caulked when they begin to leak."

Louis Sauzedde knows wooden boats and will do what is needed. I'm sure he caulks and uses epoxy/fiberglass as well. His attitude and inventiveness would be a treat in a woodworking channel.

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