HOWB 156 – Interview | Jay Smith Nordic Boat Builder on the Virtues of Wooden Boats

by admin on January 15, 2015

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Today’s podcast is an interview I did recently with Nordic traditional boatbuilding master Jay Smith of Anacortes, WA. Jay has several decades of experience building traditional Nordic clinker boats and was trained in Norway.

In today’s podcast, Jay discusses the virtues, benefits, uniqueness, and attractiveness of building boats from a once living material.

Click on the green player button below to listen to the full interview with Jay.

Pics to enjoy:

Jay holding a tradition oar lock (built in 1875) to his 20' Norwegian "Goat Boat"

Jay holding a tradition oar lock (built in 1875) to to the sheer his 20′ Norwegian “Goat Boat”

The sleek, artistic and functional interior of Jay's Goat Boat.

The sleek, artistic and functional interior of Jay’s Goat Boat.

Jay's shop with 20' Goat Boat nearing completion.

Jay’s shop with 20′ Goat Boat nearing completion.

Jay has plenty of hand planes ready to go to work :D

Jay has plenty of hand planes ready to go to work 😀

 

Thanks for doing the interview Jay.  I wish you the best with all your future wooden boat endeavors!

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