Cruising With Godfrey/56\′ Wooden Sailboat

Victoria, BC – Today we went out to a secluded harbor and visited Godfrey’s friend Cos. Cos is deeply into building, his current project a 58′ long wooden sailboat. It’s a galleass type sailboat, this one based on a 1926 design for a Danish North Sea vessel. Show below is the keel,  9″ thick, 17″ deep, and 44′-4″ long, cut from one Douglas Fir. Also a couple of tools I like, one new, one old. The Prazi beam cutter attaches to circular saw and allows you to cut curves and odd shapes easily. Cos and I are on the same page when it comes to little planes. This the same model that I use more than any other plane, but this one was an antique, burnished by many carpenters’ palms…

See: https://www.godfreysart.com

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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