HOWB 099 – Interview The Expert | Master Shipwright Jeff Hammond on Carvel Construction

by admin on August 8, 2013

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Chief Instructor and Master Shipwright Jeff Hammond of the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Hadlock, WA.  This is the first of my Interview The Expert series of podcasts focused on 6 methods of boatbuilding: Carvel, Lapstrake, Cold Molded, Stitch and Glue, Strip Planked, and Skin-on-Frame.   I discuss each of these methods of construction in my eBook Get in the Wooden Boat Game: A Guide for Building Your First Boat which will be published August 15, 2013.

In this interview, Jeff discusses the ins and outs of using the traditional Carvel method of building.  Carvel is a boat building method whereby an internal structure of frames run perpendicular to the hull, and a series of butted planks extending from transom to bow are fastened lengthwise to the frames.  Carvel building was established in the 14th century.

During the podcast, Jeff discusses the following points on Carvel:

  • Description and history
  • Skill level required to utilize the Carvel method
  • Cost of Carvel versus other building methods
  • Time to build with Carvel versus other methods
  • Pros and cons
  • Tips and tricks

To listen to a previous podcast with Jeff about his personal and boating history go to HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/065.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full Carvel Building interview with Jeff!

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

Traditional Carvel planking at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building.

Stern of 28′ Wooden Troller being Carvel planked at NW School of Wooden Boat Building. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Bow of boat being carvel planked at Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Bow of 28′ Wooden Troller being carvel planked at NW School of Wooden Boat Building. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Carvel planking at NW School of Wooden Boat Building.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Carvel planking at NW School of Wooden Boat Building. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

 

Thanks Jeff for doing the interview.  Best to you in all your boatbuilding endeavors, and have fun on you mountain bike!

 

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My SCAMP Build Update

I am feverishly working on my SCAMP to have it fully assembled before the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival starts September 6th. Here’s the latest picture of my progress.  To see full updates, costs and hours spent, go to HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/SCAMP.  This boat will be for sale once the kit is fully assembled.

Port garboard is now on Foresail 1 - Yay!!  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Port garboard is now on Foresail 1 – Yay!! Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

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