Saturday, 18 January 2020

Some pics for a snowy winter nite


 Photo from a roll of film belonging to Tom Thomson, developed long after his passing.
Back boat is an open gunwale cruiser, stern seat showing
 Drowned Land by Thomson, cant wait to get back to his type of water for some paddling
 New build cruiser the day of the lift lock record
 Late afternoon, Muskoka River
 Thomson guiding a party, closed rail cruiser pictured
 Closed rail cruiser
Thomson camp, double exposed and showing a cruiser

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Vintage Eastern Industries 20" bandsaw

After years of looking and watching, along comes a complete, running example. Largely a cosmetic restoration, it will be stripped of its house paint, all bearings changed, and a new table welded up. The induction/repulsion motor will be serviced and continue to run at 220v.
To be set up to resaw for ribs and planking, it has over 10" capacity












New cruiser build

Time to pull a new one from the form, spruce rails and roasted birdseye maple decks, seats and thwarts.






















Sunday, 17 March 2019

Dory is almost done. Seats are done, centerboard trunk needs to be trimmed and rudder and mast step to go in. Time to order a sail or its power only this summer. Never tire of looking at its lines. 
Vintage engine in place, new cleaner 4stroke coming. 








New Cruiser build


Ribs for a new build. Spring is coming and need a new one to paddle. Soaking for a day or two, bend on this week and mill some planking.