I use a new method for quickly trimming and fitting the keel or centerline of a strip built boat. I use a router running against a fence to trim off the excess length and make a consistent width slot that can be filled with a 1/4" wide strip.
Using cove and bead strips to build the hull of the Petrel Strip-Built Sea Kayak.
Setting up the strongback and the forms for the Petrel strip built sea kayak build. I also scarf together some sheer strips.
Sorting strips for book matching from a 1-1/2" x 12" vertical grained board
Milling strips for building a strip-built Petrel sea kayak. I'm making 3/16" thick cove and bead strips from western red cedar.
Last fall a 10 person camera crew spent all day here at my shop filming a segment for the A&E Network. I had wondered for a while what happened with all that effort. Recently someone on FaceBook messaged me saying he had seen something about me. Well, the above 30 second sequence is the result of 10 to 12 peoples working all day, plus how ever long it took them to prepare before and then edit afterwards.
On a cold day last November I joined a camera crew from England on my friend Pete's boat Eyes of the World and pounded out into Long Island Sound. The goal was getting some footage for an ad for sunglasses. Persol makes high end sunglasses and were putting together a series of "documentary" videos on craftspeople that they felt somehow represented something about the Persol brand. The crew spent 3 days in town, getting footage in my shop and on the water. I'm not sure how it sells sunglasses, but the video above is the result.