HOWB 088 – Interview | Masaki Tabohashi, Student at NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding

by admin on May 23, 2013

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Today’s interview is with Masaki Tobashi of Kyoto, Japan.   Masaki is a student at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSWBB) in Port Hadlock, WA.

Masaki enjoyed woodworking when he was very young and was especially attracted to wooden boats.  When he was in the 8th grade his mom found the website for the NWSWBB and Tobahashi watched a 16 minute video of master instructor Jeff Hammond magically shaping lapstrake boat parts.  Masaki was hooked and set a goal to attend The NWSWBB after high school.

Masaki made good on his goal.  After high school he worked for one year in Japan to save for one year of school.   In the fall of 2012, he moved to Port Hadlock to start school and is loving every minute of it!

Masaki has a “huge dream” (for later in life) to set up a Wooden Boat Center in Japan which would include a traditional boats museum, boat shop, and a boatbuilding school.  Go for it Masaki!!

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview.

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

Masaki in the school shop. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Masaki in the school shop. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

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Whitehall being constructed for the BBC. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Top view of Whitehall with solid oak planking.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Top view of Whitehall with solid oak planking. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks Masaki for doing the interview.  Best to you and everyone at the Boat School!

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