Category Boatbuilding & Restoration
Boatbuilding & Restoration

IYRS Graduates Strengthen U.S. America's Cup Challenger

  Image: IYRS graduate and American Magic boatbuilder James Allsopp (Annapolis, Md.) works at the team’s production facility in...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

The Mystical Skill of Lofting

When you first get started in boat building a lot of things will be utterly foreign to you. Some methods...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Safety First!

Some of you may have heard, or maybe you know nothing of it, but there was a recent (minor) accident...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Half the Fun of Woodworking is Making Mistakes

"I think it's something you just move forward with. You cut it too short." He shrugged.  "You can just move...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Band Aids, Bevel Gauges & Bench Projects

The first few weeks of the program have already flown past. The level of autonomy we’re working at currently...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Soul Plane

My decision to attend IYRS came to me like a period at the end of a sentence. As you read...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Team Turtle Return for a Second Year

Hey folks, Kate Preston here. I’m back for another year of keeping you wonderful readers in the loop about...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Tips From a (Future) Shipwright

By Jason Eldridge 1st Year Student Ambassador in the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS “Well, that sounds…interesting” “What...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Heartwarming Heartwood

By Melissa Conlon 1st Year Student Ambassador for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS To be honest, the smell...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

On soundtracks and the start of the second year

By Daniel Mollet 2nd Year Student Ambassador for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS. Paddling the Beetle Cat out...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Caulking, Priming, Painting, Varnishing

Hey folks! Welcome back to the IYRS Blog, thanks for checking in. I should start with an apology for not...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

50 Days Till Launch Day: Kate Preston’s Boatbuilding Blog

Folks, let me start with an apology for not being very prompt with my blog posts. Life in Restoration Hall...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Courtesy of Boatbuilding & Restoration Student Ambassador Kate Preston, enjoy The Beetle Cat Half Modelnote: no sound
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Always Be Knolling

By Joel Senger ‘05, Instructor for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRSI think to be a successful instructor or teacher...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Have You Ever Lived in a House With Wooden Doors?

By Kate Preston, Student Ambassador for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRSI should start with Happy New Year folks!...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Put Your Back(bone) Into It

By Kate Preston, Student Ambassador for Boatbuilding & RestorationHello folks, welcome back to the IYRS blog. I’d like to...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

On Deconstruction

By Daniel Mollet, Boatbuilding & Restoration Student Ambassador“…this trace being related no less to what is called the future...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Tool Sharpening, Joinery & Woodworking Projects

By Kate Preston, IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration Student AmbassadorNow I realize this may not be interesting for everyone, so if...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Introduction Kate Preston (and Allegheny), IYRS Student Ambassador

By Kate Preston, Boatbuilding & Restoration Student at IYRSI grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, in the highest...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

Introducing Daniel Mollet, IYRS Student Ambassador

By Daniel Mollet, First Year Boatbuilding & Restoration Student at IYRSI grew up on a farm in South Dakota, only...
Boatbuilding & Restoration

A Hull is Born: By Athena Aicher

We are just coming out of planking season here in the shop. It began like this: We battened out our...

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