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How to Build a Flatiron Skiff: Simple Steps Using Basic Tools

How to Build a Flatiron Skiff: Simple Steps Using Basic Tools

Author: K.D. Jones
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For the economical do-it-yourselfer who wants to build his or her own skiff, this instruction manual relies on simple techniques and hand-powered tools and shows how to make a boat in a minimum amount of time. Start your flatiron skiff in the spring and be on the water by summer. Boat-building instructor K.D. Jones explains his aThoreau Approach,a which involves learning to trust your instincts like craftsmen of centuries past as you use your eyes and hands to build simple, elegant, functional boats. The book includes lists of recommended tools and accessories, design variations, instructional photographs and drawings, and a little history about this underappreciated type of boat, named for its resemblance in shape to an antique cast-iron press. The use of these traditional methods and of local materials not only reduces construction costs but also prevents exposure to toxic adhesives and solvents.

Author description

K. D. Jones returned to his love for wooden boatsfirst encountered as a child in the West Fork of the White River in Indianaafter a career in aerospace. He lives with his wife, Barbara, near the Potomac in Virginia.

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General Fields

  • : 9780764348853
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : May 2015
  • : 206mm X 231mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : K.D. Jones
  • : Paperback
  • : 623.829
  • : 80
  • : 105 colour photos & 11 illus