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Sunday, September 8 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Japanese Boat Building Techniques

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Japanese boats are built without caulking; all seams are watertight. Boatbuilders fit the seams using a series of specialized saws along with several other techniques. Planks are edge-nailed to each other rather than through-fastened to frames. Holes are piloted with a unique set of chisels. Douglas Brooks will demonstrate these traditional techniques, fitting a pair of planks and then edge-nailing them.

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Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks Boatbuilding
Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has apprenticed with seven boatbuilders from throughout Japan. He is the sole apprentice for six of the seven teachers... Read More →

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage