Sunday, April 26, 2009

Boatbuilding Al Fresco

My favorite times teaching are when the weather is warm enough (and dry enough) so that we can build canoes out doors. It's a whole lot more pleasant than building in the shop. When fairing and sanding the hulls, it's nice to be outside as the dust and noise are a bit less noticeable.

The other big advantage is that we're very close to the barn that we store the boats in. (That's the barn in the background.) We normally move the boats down to the shop and then back out to the barn. Let's just say that it was a very short move from the barn to the workspace.