Friday, 28 November 2014

Pitch pine centre board

Felt good cutting up and plaining an old pitch pine beam from the mill today. Glued it up with water proof glue will make a great centre board strong hard and heavy.

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Lofting the full size plan of 4.88 m boat very excited!

RSA VAS show application

This coming visual arts scotland show at the royal scottish academy in february is a big one they have the whole place to fill. So i have been thinking big. Hear is hoping my lost a sea installation is selected.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Hardest thing

Well drawing the lines for my skin boat is the hardest thing i have done for while. Hull design is a skill that only comes from experience and there is only one way to get that is by taking the risk and doing it. Here is wishing she will not be a pig! Design is inspired by feroe isles rowing boats, and modern ply row sailers but mine will be half the weight the design brief was hard but guessing at the shape of the hull is like so infinitely complex my imagination is engaged to a degree i have not be used too for a while. Now the lines are down i will have to get it built and in the water before i change my mind.