Tools of the Boatbuilding Trade
Boatbuilding instructor Greg Rössel explores the assortment of hand tools commonly found in a boatbuilder’s toolbox and the roles they play in building traditional wooden boats. Boatbuilders require few tools, but the ones they have must be of high quality and in good repair. And they must be sharp. The discussion includes chisels, mallets, planes, spokeshaves, sharpening stones, handsaws, rasps, clamps, and several more useful tools.
Host Rich Hilsinger then joins Greg on a field trip to Swan Lake Tool Barn in Searsport, Maine, where proprietor Jeff Pearson introduces the viewer to his amazing collection of tools. Jeff also shares important considerations for would-be buyers of quality used hand tools.